Black Cohosh Root

Black Cohosh is also called black snakeroot and black bugbane in English and botanical name is Actaea Racemosa and botanical synonym is Cimicifuga Racemosa). Black Cohosh, or Actaea Racemosa, is a species of flowering plant that belonged to the family Ranunculaceae. It possesses several bioactive compounds that can help in the treatment of a range of disorders. The roots and rhizomes of this plant are particularly used for treating diseases. The extracts from this plant possess analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and sedative properties. It is commonly used in the treatment of symptoms associated with menopause. It can also be used to treat cancer. Patients suffering from osteoporosis and immunological diseases can also use this herb.

Phytochemistry (Chemical Composition)
Black Cohosh contains several organic compounds that produce a biological activity in the body. It contains certain estrogenic compounds that help in improving the vasomotor symptoms in the menopausal women.

The clinically relevant physiological effect of Black Cohosh is believed to be due to the presence of compounds that bind to the serotonin receptors resulting in their activation. These compounds also cause activation of the derivative of serotonin that has a high affinity for the serotonin receptors.