Published March 2, 1989.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Cimicifugae racemosae rhizoma, black cohosh root.
Preparations of black cohosh consist of the fresh or dried rhizome with attached roots of Cimicifuga racemosa (L.) Nutt. [Fam. Ranunculaceae] in effective dosage.
The drug contains triterpene glycosides.
Premenstrual discomfort, dysmenorrhea or climacteric [menopausal] neurovegetative ailments.
Occasionally, gastric discomfort.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Extracts with alcohol 40 - 60 percent (v/v) corresponding to 40 mg of drug. Mode of Administration Galenical preparations for internal use.
Not longer than 6 months.
Luteinizing hormone suppression
Binding to estrogen receptors.