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Name: Julie

Can you please tell me if Black Cohosh works? In irregual periods, moodyness, depression and tiredness.

Dear Julie:

The few studies conducted on Black Cohosh have not shown much promise. Having said that, some users occasionally report some improvement in their symptoms, albeit for a short period of time.

My recommendation- use it for a period of 4-6 weeks. If you find significant improvement continue for up to 3 months, but not longer.

Best wishes,

Dr. Erika

Author of The Hormone Solution

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