Black Cohosh, a member of the buttercup family, is a perennial that is native to North America. It thrives in old-growth forests with lots of other plants. It grows to between 3 and 6 feet tall on stems that are clustered with tiny white flowers. Teas and tinctures of ground Black Cohosh were used by native Americans to treat menopause, perimenopause, and their symptoms.
History and Folklore:
Native Americans have used Black Cohosh for hundreds of years. The flowers of Black Cohosh have a strong odor that has been used as an insect repellent.
Cultivation and Harvest:
Harvest Black Cohosh roots and rhizomes in the fall after the fruit has formed. Wash roots carefully.
Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Traditional Herbal Actions:
Emmenagogue, Anti-Inflammatory, Antirheumatic, Diaphoretic, Antipyretic, Antifungal, Antibacterial
Black Snakeroot, Bugbane, Squawroot, Bugwort, Rattleroot, Rattleweed, Richweed, Cimicifuga, Sheng ma, Chinese Black Cohosh
Tincture Ingredients: Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)
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