A 47-year-old female asked:
how long does it take black cohosh to start working? i'm trying to relieve the hot flashes and sweats associated with menopause.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
Not working for you: This is a "pop" remedy that seems to work for some women but isn't part of evidence-based medicine. Herbals are often very disappointing especially given all the hoopla and misleading advertising -- which is unfortunate, as there's a lot of potential here. Your physician has some stuff that is more likely to be effective. Good luck.
Answered on Feb 25, 2019
Dr. Pamela Pappas answered
41 years experience Psychiatry
Black cohosh: I disagree with my colleague's opinion about black cohosh, which is not just a "pop" remedy. It does have research supporting its use. A recent example: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22157510 and also http://tinyurl.Com/lnovtea you should see some results in a few weeks of consistent dosing. 20 mg of a standardized extract twice daily. If no help, work w/an integrative ob-gyn.
Answered on Jul 27, 2018
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