Black Cohosh as used to treat Menopause

What is Remifemin?

Remifemin is made from a high potency, standardised extract of Black Cohosh. It has been clinicaly studied for over 50 years and has been proven to provide effective natural

Pack of Remifemin 120 Tablets
NZ Remifemin Pack

relief of:

Remifemin provides time-tested, oestrogen free relief of the above symptoms, and for many women around the world is a saving grace during the difficult period of menopause that all women experience.

HRT Alternative

To many Remifemin is a natural and effective alternative to HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy), a process where doctors replace the diminishing levels of hormones inside your body. Although hormone replacement therapy is an effective way of treating menopausal symptoms, it comes with its own side effects and issues. These range from irregular bleeding, headaches and bloating to increased risk of cancer and stroke. For more information see the menopause treatments page.

To find a retailer for Remifemin see here.

 

Ingredients

Standardised extract of Cimicifuga racemosa equivalent to 0.018-0.026 ml liquid extract of Cimicifuga racemosa rootstock (0.78-1.14:1)
Free of gluten, yeast, preservatives, and artificial colours.
Contains peppermint oil for flavour.

For more information on the ingredients used in Remifemin and how they can help relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats see the ingredients page.

Taking Remifemin

Dosage

Take 1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening, or as directed by your health care professional. Tablets to be taken with cold water, do not chew or suck. Remifemin can be started at any time during the menstrual cycle.

Warnings

Use only as directed and consult your health care professional if pain and symptoms persist. Keep out of reach of children. It is advised that if you suffer from Liver complications, you should seek your doctors advice before taking Remifemin.

Unfortunately Remifemin is not a miracle cure, and does not work for everyone. This is due to the fact that everyone is different. We recommend trialing the product for 3 months to assess whether it works for you.

Black Cohosh- safe use as a supplement

Black Cohosh is a herb used historically by native North Americans for a variety of medicinal purposes related to women’s reproductive health. Its use spread to Europe in the 1950’s and since then clinical trials in Germany have established its efficacy and safety as a herbal medicine.
The black cohosh plant (Actaea or Cimicifuga racemosa) contains active ingredients including phytoestrogens which are what gives it such medicinal value in treating menstrual and menopausal symptoms related to hormonal imbalances. As with any phytomedicinal preparation, adverse effects can be experienced in high doses, and effective dosage will vary with each individual. If you experience any adverse symptoms while taking a supplement the wise course of action is to stop the dosage for 3 days then reintroduce the supplement at a low dosage and monitor your body’s response, increasing the dose gradually if indicated. In this way you can find your minimum effective dosage. Consult a qualified medical herbalist for accurate prescribing of herbal medicines.
Using black cohosh may be contraindicated for anyone with a hormonally related cancerous condition. It is also contraindicated while pregnant or breastfeeding.

4 Comments

  1. Michaela Nicol
    February 5, 2018

    I have been using Remifemin for 6 months. Can I continue to use it please?

    Reply
    1. Katy
      February 7, 2018

      Yes Michaela, if you continue to benefit from taking Remifemin you can keep taking it.

      Reply
  2. Rachel
    August 3, 2018

    Why does it say to use only for 6 months when in comments you have said you can continue using even if you are past 6 months. Surely there is reason that is in the instructions ?

    Reply
    1. Katy
      August 6, 2018

      Hi Rachel,
      We recommend taking a break after 6 months to assess whether you need to continue to take Remifemin.

      Reply

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