Black cohosh is a plant that has long been used by Native Americans and alternative healers for treating various disorders. Although commonly used there is little data regarding the safety of black cohosh. Due to the lack of evidence on its safety, black cohosh should not be used during or for the induction of pregnancy. This pamphlet describes what black cohosh is, how it is used, adverse effects of its use, and current data on its safety during pregnancy.
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Encarnacion, Michelle D..
Black Cohosh in pregnancy: It is safe?.
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