Warning to women over menopause herb

The UK’s Medicines and Health Care Products Regulatory Agency has issued a warning over the anti-menopause herbal treatment Black Cohosh following alerts that it may be linked or the cause of liver damage in women.

The Committee on Safety of Medicines has received 10 reports of problems in people taking the herb in the UK. Seven involved liver damage, one of which was life threatening. All eventually made a full recovery.