FACT or FICTION: Black Cohosh doesn't help reduce the severity of Hot Flashes associated with menopause.
The answer is FICTION: As a woman reaches menopause estrogen production decreases while luteinizing hormone (LH) secretions increase. The result often is intense hot flashes. Black Cohosh stimulates estrogen-like activity in the body, and should be taken in fairly high doses twice a day for best results.
Women undergoing estrogen replacement therapy should consult their doctors prior to supplementing with Black Cohosh.