Last update Oct. 28, 2014
We do not have alternatives for Actaea racemosa.
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Actaea racemosa is also known as Black-Cohosh. Here it is a list of alternative known names::
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Rizomes and roots are used.
It contains saponids, phytoestrogens, and other substances.
Attributed effect: estrogenic stimulation.
Indications according to Commission E of German Ministry of Health: pre-menstrual dysmenorrhea, menopause.
Maximal daily dose: 40 mg of drug equivalent. Do not use it for longer than 6 months
Estrogen-agonist may decrease breast milk production and alter its composition.