Analysis of thirteen populations of black cohosh for formononetin.

  title={Analysis of thirteen populations of black cohosh for formononetin.},
  author={Edward J. Kennelly and Scott Baggett and Paiboon Nuntanakorn and Andreana L. Ososki and Scott A. Mori and Jerry Duke and Marci I. Coleton and Fredi Kronenberg},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  volume={9 5},
Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa L. syn. Cimicifuga racemosa (L.) Nutt.), a North American perennial plant, is a promising natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy for treating menopausal symptoms, but the mechanism of action is not understood. The clinical actions of this plant have been attributed to the isoflavonone formononetin since 1985, when its presence was reported in a black cohosh extract. Others have since looked for formononetin, but have not detected it. We looked for… CONTINUE READING
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