Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa) Root, Tea Cut


USA. Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa) Root, Tea Cut

Common names: American Baneberry, Black Snake Root, Cimicaire, Snakeroot, Rattleroot, Rattleweed, Sauco, Slangenwortel, Squaw Root, Bugbane, Bugwort, Cimicifuga, Richweed, Tahta Bitiotu, Wanzenkraut

Family: Ranunculaceae

Black Cohosh is a perennial flowering herb, growing from around 10 inches to 2 feet high, native to forests in eastern North America. Its root was used by Native Americans and Eclectic physicians to relieve PMS symptoms.

Recent studies confirm that it is also great for reducing hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, anxiety, overall relief from polycystic ovary syndrome (not to be used for endometriosis), sleeping issues, night sweats, and perhaps for pain more broadly. It can be very helpful among women who do not tolerate hormone replacement therapy to balance hormones. Black Cohosh contains phytoprogesterone compounds.

Black Cohosh is also a popular remedy among midwives to help prepare the cervix for labor. This herb should only be taken during the last few weeks of a full-term pregnancy, and only under the supervision of a qualified health care practitioner. It is an important ingredient in a traditional tonic used to help prepare for labor and child birth.

This herb is commonly used as a tincture, in low doses.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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