Black Cohosh is Quite Potent For PMS..Read Up On It..

Black cohosh isn't the only herb or vitamin that helps with the undesirable symptoms of PMS and menopause, but ranks at the top as the number one herb for the job.

It's a leafy shrub-like bush that's been used for hundreds of years for the discomfort of premenstrual, and especially for one of the symptoms of menopause which is the awful hot flashes.

Hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms are caused by the secretion of luteinizing hormone.  The luteinizing hormone helps to increase the amount of estrogen produced. This herb also has sedative qualities.


Black Cohosh is used to treat incontinence. 

Loss of bladder control can be embarrassing. It's estimated that up toward ten million people have to deal with this, and most are reluctant to talk about it. Incontinence effects three to five times more women than men. It's worst in women that have had children, and about 40% experience some incontinence during pregnancy and about 10% have problems afterward.

After about 65 men and women are about equal, with problems with the prostate affecting men. You don't have to accept incontinence as something that's just going to happen. Most cases can be controlled or cured.

Black cohosh is the most helpful supplement because it has mild estrogen effects which can strengthen the muscles of the pelvic area.

There are five basic types of chronic  incontinence.

  • Stress  incontinence is a condition in which small amounts of urine dribbles out when you cough, laugh, exercise, sneeze, or put any pressure on the bladder.
  • Overflow incontinence involves urination with no warning or sensation.
  • Reflex incontinence involves involuntary spontaneous urination.
  • Functional incontinence is found in people that have normal bladder functions but can't get to the bathroom fast enough because of physical limitations.
  • Urge incontinence involves large amounts of pee with little warning. It seems as though Black Cohosh is the only herb that may be of benefit for incontinence.

Black Cohosh is used for menopausal symptoms.

While some women glide through menopause, most are plagued with undesirable symptoms.

Some of the most common ones are hot flashes, anxiety, and vaginal dryness. Hot flashes are experienced by three out of every four women, and  can occur up to once an hour and last for three or four minutes.

The heat typically begins in the chest and spreads to the face, arms, and neck. Sweating, heart palpitations followed by chills are common.

The most helpful supplements to take are:

  • Black cohosh contains key ingredients that act on the centers of the brain, and has been shown to have better results than taking estrogen at relieving menopausal symptoms. 
  • Chaste berry helps balance the hormonal system. 
  • Taking vitamin E helps to eliminate hot flashes. 
  • Wild yam root has active ingredients to help menopausal symptoms.

 Other helpful supplements are:

  • Dandelion has mild diuretic effects which help reduce water retention. Eat fresh in salads or drink in tea or take capsules and follow instructions.
  • Calcium helps to reduce nervousness and irritability. 
  • Evening primrose oil relieves hot flashes and helps with the production of estrogen. 
  • Fenugreek contains a chemical similar to the female hormone estrogen.
  • Dong Quai is also helpful at treating menopausal symptoms.

Black cohosh is used for premenstrual.

Close to half of all women suffer with PMS to some degree each month. The symptoms can be a wide range from:

  • Swelling of the ankles and fingers. 
  • Altered sex drive
  • Backache 
  • Tender and enlarged breast. 
  • Acne 
  • Diarrhea or constipation.  
  • Cravings for sugar. 
  • Fatigue and Irritability. 
  • Depression and headaches.
  • Nervousness and anxiety.  

Some of the herbs and vitamins that help are the same ones that are used for menopausal conditions. Vitamin E, Dong QuaiEvening Primrose Oil, Chaste berry, and Dandelion are helpful for both conditions.Other herbs used are:

  • Licorice lowers estrogen and raises progesterone levels plus reduces water retention. 
  • Magnesium relieves pain and nervousness. 
  • In a study to see if calcium helped for PMS, 73% of the women reported that over a three month period their pain, food cravings, water retention, and moodiness were reduced. Supplements of calcium may help. 

Home page from Black cohosh. Our last page was about the herb Dandelion.

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