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What are some benefits of using black cohosh?

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The benefits of using black cohosh include boosting the body's defense against diseases and reducing inflammation. Black cohosh is also used to treat symptoms of menopause and premenstrual syndrome, according to WebMD.

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Additional uses for black cohosh include treating acne, menstrual cramps and osteoporosis. Men of the frontier claimed that this herb was helpful in the treatment of rattlesnake bites, but this has not been proved by modern scientists, as of 2015. In older days it was used as an insect repellent and to treat anxiety, fevers, sore throats and rheumatism, but it is no longer used for these purposes, according to WebMD.

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