Liver safety concerns surrounding black cohosh may be mitigated,
with a US District Court's dismissal of a product liability lawsuit
against two manufacturers of the herbal, and the testimony of the
Canada has issued an advisory about a possible link between black
cohosh and liver damage - bringing the herb, used in relieving
menopausal symptoms, further negative attention following similar
moves in the UK and Australia.
The UK herbal sector has reached an agreement with the medicines
regulator over labelling of black cohosh products with liver injury
warnings, and has asked it to review the safety data again next
This week's warnings on the black cohosh and potential liver damage
may be the first time many general practitioners have heard of the
herbal, says complementary health expert, underscoring the need for
doctors to be aware of...
The UK's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
is introducing warnings labels for black cohosh products on
potential liver damage, following reports from two committees that
have reviewed the safety data...
A new study reports that one-third of black cohosh products tested
were not genuine but contained substituted products, results that
should drive manufacturers to comply with American Herbal Products
Association's (AHPA) recommendations.
Australia's Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) has taken a
tough stance over the safety record of black cohosh, requiring that
OTC and alternative medicines containing the herbal must carry a
warning for the potential harm...
Cornell University is stimulating discussion over women's use of
soy and herbals such as black cohosh, red clover and soy, drawing
attention to a fact sheet published by its Program of Breast Cancer
and Environmental Risk Factors...
Enzymatic Therapy appears to be unperturbed by recent rumblings
from the scientific community about the efficacy black cohosh to
alleviate menopause symptoms such as hot flashes. The
Wisconsin-based company has announced that it is...
A study presented this week showing that black cohosh supplements
offer no benefit for hot flushes was probably too short to measure
any effect, says the herbal science group the American Botanical
Black cohosh, a plant commonly used by breast cancer patients to
alleviate the menopause-like side effects of therapy, may alter the
effects anticancer drugs, suggests a study carried out at Yale
School of Medicine.
An 85-year-old specimen of black cohosh root still contained most
of the chemical compounds believed to help reduce hot flushes and
other menopause symptoms when analysed in a recent study, writes
The herbal supplement black cohosh used to relieve menopausal
symptoms may increase the risks of breast cancer metastasis and
liver failure, warns the active campaigning consumer group the
Center for Science in the Public Interest...