Black Cohosh Drops
Menstrual Cramp Relief, Hormone Balancer
Tori Hudson, a naturopathic doctor with the National College of Natural Medicine, explains that black cohosh acts as a relaxant on the uterus to relieve dysmenorrhea and congestive and spasmodic menstrual cramps, even when they’re severe. The herb can also help improve menstrual irregularities and treat premenstrual syndrome, which includes symptoms such as fatigue, bloating, anxiety and depression. The medical community isn’t sure how black cohosh works to relieve menstrual problems. In the past they believed it had estrogen-like effects in the body, but that’s no longer considered to be the reason.
Adults can take 40 to 80mg black cohosh daily, according to UMMC. In tincture form, you can use 2 to 4mL in water or tea three times daily.
2 oz. Tincture