Since 2002 there has been a serious ongoing debate over the potential risk of breast cancer associated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). This scare has driven many women to seek out effective alternative menopausal therapies including untested herbal remedies.
As a result of many success stories over the past several years concerning a particular herbal extract used by American Indians for centuries, two researchers have been conducting a rigorous study of the substance, Remifemin, an extract of the herb known as Black Cohosh. To date, the results have been quite encouraging.
The 12-week study involving 304 patients found that Remifemin significantly reduced the frequency and severity of hot flushes, improved mood, and alleviated vaginal symptoms. These results have impressed a number of experts in the field as well as drawing strong praise from the patients themselves.
It is recommended that women, who are on HRT and wish to change to this natural product, should consult their doctor about the change and slowly wean themselves off the HRT while taking the Remifemin.