Black Cohosh

Shop Black Cohosh Forms and Sizes of Bulk Herbs Below 

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Common Names:
  Black Cohosh, Black Snakeroot, Black Bugbane, Squaw Root, Rattleweed, Macrotys, Rheumatism Weed

Botanical Name:  Cimicifuga racemosa
Black Cohosh Dosage:  Consult your healthcare provider for your correct dose.
Black Cohosh Precautions: Do not use if nursing or pregnant. May cause gastric complaints with prolonged use. 
If you have liver disease, consult your doctor before use.

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Black Cohosh Root Benefits & Information

Black Cohosh, a member of the buttercup family, is a native American perennial.  It contains anti-inflammatory compounds called isoferulic acids and plant-based estrogens called phytoestrogens.  Native Americans used the black cohosh roots and rhizomes for a variety of health concerns including musculoskeletal pain, fever, cough, pneumonia, help with labor, and menstrual issues.  They also introduced the early American settlers to black cohosh, which they used as a female health tonic. 

Today black cohosh is a popular medicinal herb for menopausal symptoms.  Studies have found that it may help to relieve hot flashes, night sweats, menopausal mood issues, and promote restful sleep.  Black cohosh may also benefit bone health, promote joint health, support female reproductive health, and promote calmness.

Cut forms of black cohosh can be used to make a decoction, tincture, or tea.  Black cohosh powder can be used to make your own fresh filler-free capsules or compress.
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Black Cohosh Taste: 
Bitter, Astringent
Black Cohosh Naturally Occurring Components: 
cimicifugoside, resins, ferulic acid, cinnamic acid, isoferuic acid, tannins, phytoestrogens, essential oils, isoflavones, salicylic acid, triterpenoids, gallic acid, formononetin, vitamins, minerals

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Herbs That Combine With Black Cohosh

Angelica Archangelica     Chaste Berry     Kudzu

References:  
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/BlackCohosh-HealthProfessional 
https://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Black-Cohosh-Cid2432 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actaea_racemosa  
https://draxe.com/nutrition/black-cohosh/