How to Buy Black Cohosh

Black cohosh is a native North American plant that is used to treat a variety of ailments; such as arthritis and muscle pain, high cholesterol, menstrual discomfort, and menopause symptoms that include night sweats, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness. Black cohosh can typically be found at and purchased from drugstores and stores that sell nutritional vitamins and health supplements. Black cohosh is generally available in capsule and pill forms; however, many health stores also sell black cohosh in liquid extract or tea forms. When buying black cohosh, you should ensure that the supplement is in the proper dosage amount and is being sold by a reliable source. Continue reading this article to learn more about the methods for buying black cohosh.


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    Determine the type and form of black cohosh you need to purchase. Black cohosh can be purchased in pill form, liquid form, or in the form of tea.
    • Consult with your doctor or health care provider to clarify the form of black cohosh that will be most beneficial to your health.
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    Locate a venue from which to buy black cohosh. Black cohosh can be purchased from local drugstores, local health store retailers, or from retailers on the Internet.
    • Call or visit drugstores and health stores in your area to determine whether they sell black cohosh, or look for online retailers on the Internet. Examples of search phrases you can use are "buy black cohosh" or "black cohosh for sale."
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    Verify that the black cohosh is packaged and sold by a reliable source. Since some regions do not regulate the manufacturing of herbal supplements, you must ensure that the black cohosh you buy is safe for use, and not contaminated with other drugs or toxic materials.
    • Read all the labels on the black cohosh packaging, then examine the packaging to verify it has not been opened or tampered with.
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    Purchase black cohosh in the proper dosage as directed by your health care provider. Black cohosh is currently sold in a variety of dosages. For example, you can buy black cohosh capsules that contain as little as 20 mg or as high as 540 mg, or you can buy bottles of black cohosh in liquid form.
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    Use and take the black cohosh supplement as advised. To maintain your health and to avoid any unnecessary health problems, you should use black cohosh as directed by your health care provider or as directed by the packaging instructions.


  • Ask your doctor or health care provider for their recommendations on black cohosh manufacturers or distributors. This can help prevent you from buying black cohosh that is not completely pure; plus, some black cohosh supplements may be sold under a different name.
  • Visit the "" website provided to you in the Sources section of this article to view examples of black cohosh supplements you can purchase from local drugstores or online retailers.


  • Do not confuse or substitute blue cohosh for black cohosh at any time. Each plant contains different properties, and will impact your body in unique ways.
  • Do not buy or take black cohosh without consulting with your doctor or health care provider beforehand. Black cohosh may have adverse affects on your health depending on your current condition.

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