Black Cohosh Won’t Cool Hot Flashes

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Women with hot flashes related to menopause are unlikely to find relief with the herbal supplement black cohosh — alone or in combination with other herbal therapies — according to a report released this week.

“We were disappointed by the findings,” said Dr. Katherine M. Newton in a news release, “because many women want an alternative to hormone therapy and many have assumed that black cohosh is a safe, effective choice.”