Black Cohosh Actaea racemosa
Country of Origin: United States
Black Cohosh is a flowering plant native to Eastern North America. Native Americans have used the plant for years.
Safety: Due to the estrogen-like effect of Black Cohosh, it should be avoided by women who are pregnant or lactating. Women who are already on some form of estrogen therapy should consult a physician before using Black Cohosh. Large doses may cause abdominal pain, nausea, headache, dizziness and miscarriage.