New Study: Black Cohosh No Better Than Dummy Pill for Menopause

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A When the Women's Health Initiative stopped its estrogen-progestin study prematurely in 2002, after findin...
A When the Women's Health Initiative stopped its estrogen-progestin study prematurely in 2002, after finding that this hormone therapy increased risk for breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes and blood clots, women began looking for alternative menopause treatments. Black cohosh is one popular herbal treatment. Now, a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that black cohosh is no more effective in treating hot flashes and night sweats — common symptoms of menopause—than placebo, or a dummy pill.
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