Sunday, February 24, 2008

Black Cohosh and Breast Cancer

This article from Phytomedicine used the common herbal remedy for menopausal symptoms to induce cell death in breast cancer cells. This study was invivo which some will argue is not relevent. the study was conducted by a company which makes Black Cohosh which is also a factor in considering the results. The actual study was conducted by Columbia University.

There are favorable results for using Black Cohosh for menopause so there may be some evidence that can lend itself in that arena. Here is another article that says women who use Black Cohosh have a lower risk of breast cancer.