Black Cohosh/Chinese Cimicifuga (Sheng Ma)

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What is Black Cohosh?

Black Cohosh is is used to alleviate hot flashes, premenstrual, menstrual and menopausal symptoms, including cramps, hot flashes, and mood changes. It works much like a phytoestrogen, a plant-based compound that produces similar effects as the hormone estrogen. As a result, it can also aid with weight loss, sleep issues, and improving mental health.*

What are the Benefits of Black Cohosh?

Black Cohosh is a panacea for a host of issues surrounding women’s health. It naturally mimics estrogen which the body produces less of as women age. Studies show that it alleviates premenstrual, menstrual and menopausal symptoms, providing support to women throughout their lives.*


Benefits of Black Cohosh


  • Treats premenstrual symptoms like bloating, mood swings, and mood changes

  • Alleviates menstrual cramps and pain

  • Relieves symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and insomnia 

Black Cohosh in Traditional Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Black Cohosh is a cooling herb that targets the Spleen, Stomach, Large Intestine and Lungs. It clears toxic heat and raises Yang, meaning it improves energy and wellness.

How to Take Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh is commonly available as an oral tablet or capsule or liquid extract. It is used in our supplements and can be found in our BALANCING ACT.

Easily incorporate Black Cohosh into your lifestyle with The Hao Life’s Chinese herbal supplements. Explore our herbal Superblends to find out which one meets your unique needs!


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