Black cohosh is also used for a number of other purposes related to women’s health. However, the evidence supporting these benefits is not as strong as the evidence supporting its benefits for menopause and fertility.
Black cohosh has some potentially estrogenic activity, meaning it behaves like the hormone estrogen, which may worsen breast cancer or increase your breast cancer risk. However, most studies show that black cohosh does not affect your breast cancer risk. In two human studies, taking black cohosh was associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer .In test-tube studies, black cohosh extract exhibited anti-estrogen activity and helped slow the spread of breast cancer cells. Still, more research needs to be done to understand the link between breast cancer
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