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2009-05-05 07:00:00

Results of a Randomized Study Presented at ACOG 2009 Annual Meeting Confirming Teschke's Re-evaluation of Spontaneous Reports CHICAGO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Black cohosh has been widely used in Europe and also in North America to treat menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, occasional irritability and mood swings. While extensive research has been published on this botanical, the question of liver safety has arisen in a few isolated cases. Now, with the recent publication...

2006-07-18 07:13:54

LONDON (Reuters) - Black cohosh, a herb popular for relieving hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, may be linked with liver damage and products containing it will in future carry a warning, Britain's drug regulator said on Tuesday. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said a review of all available data had concluded that liver injury resulting from black cohosh was rare but could be serious. "In the light of this advice, the MHRA is working with...

2006-05-05 10:33:39

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some products now sold in the US as black cohosh don't contain the popular herbal medicine at all, a new study shows. The herb has been used for several decades in Europe and North America to treat menopausal symptoms and some clinical trials have suggested it can indeed help treat hot flashes. Black cohosh is becoming scarce in the wild, raising the possibility that manufacturers may turn to related Actaea species that are cultivated in...


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Old drawing of a Canadian Moonseed, Menispermum canadense
2014-01-12 10:10:58

Menispermum canadense, commonly known as Canadian Moonseed, is a flowering plant species from the family Menispermaceae. All parts of this plant are known to be poisonous. M. canadense is a woody climbing vine that can grow as long as 20 feet. The leaves are about 2 to 8 inches in diameter with 3 to 7 shallow lobes. Its fruit is produced in clusters of black berries. Each berry measures .4 to .6 inches in diameter. The actual seed inside the berry shows resemblance to a crescent moon. This...

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2009-02-28 22:59:02

White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda) also known as Doll's Eyes, is a species of flowering plant native to eastern North America. It grows in clay to coarse loamy upland soils. It is found in hardwood and mixed-forest stands. This is a herbaceous perennial plant that grows to 19.75 inches high. It has toothed, bipinnate compound leaves that are up to 15.75 inches long and 12 inches broad. It has white flowers. Its most striking feature is its fruit. The fruit is a tiny white berry, whose...

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2009-02-28 22:55:08

Northern Blue Monkshood (Aconitum noveboracense) or Northern Wild Monkshood, is a species of flowering plant found in the United States only in Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio and New York. It is commonly found on shaded to partly shaded cliffs, or on cool, streamside sites. These areas have suitable cool soil conditions. They are also found on algific talus slopes which have a cool outflow of air and water from ice contained in underground fissures. This plant is also known as Wolfsbane. This plant is...

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2009-02-28 22:50:38

Anthora (Aconitum anthora) also known as Yellow Monkshood or Healing Wolfsbane, is a flowering species of plant with a widespread range, but mainly found in European mountains such as the Alps and the Carpathians. It is also common in the northern parts of Asia. It is a threatened species in Czech Republic. The root of the Anthora, was reputed to be a good antidote, and counter-poison. The plant itself is extremely toxic to livestock and humans. Even a small dose can be deadly. The foliage...

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2005-07-13 08:46:47

The Anemone is a genus of about 120 species of flowering plants in the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) found in the north and south temperate zones. They are closely related to the Pasque flower (Pulsatilla) and Hepatica (Hepatica). Some botanists include both of these genera within Anemone. These plants are perennial herbs that have an underground rootstock, and radical, more or less deeply cut, leaves. The elongated flower stem bears one or several, white, red, blue flowers: and on rare...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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