Black Cohosh Root

Black Cohosh Root Tincture (2 oz)

Price: $12.95 Out of stock


Latin (botanical) name: Cimicifuga racemosa

Common names: Black Snake Root, Rattle Root, Squaw Root, Bugbane

Plant Description: The Black Cohosh plant can be found in the northern United States or Canada in shady woods. It typically grows to a height of three to four feet. Once blooming has completed, it is not uncommon for it to attain a total height of seven feet. The leaves of the plant are formed in groups of three with teeth-like edges. Flower color can range from a faint yellow to beige, and the odor produced is faint and generally undesirable. The root of Black Cohosh is thick, very hard, and cylindrical with knots. Its flower blooms in June or early July, but the plant is not harvested until late fall after the fruit has dried.

Medicinal Properties & Uses: Black Cohosh root is considered astringent, emmenagogue, diuretic, alterative and expectorant. It has been used in America in many medicinal preparations, but is typically used as a combative agent against poisons and rattlesnake bites. With many qualities similar to that of the hormone estrogen, Black Cohosh has been utilized in preparations for treatment of menopausal disorders. During the 1950’s, German gynecologists began using it as an alternative to hormone treatment in menopausal patients. Forty years of studies have provided clear scientific evidence that it can effectively reduce the severity of “hot flashes” and depression during the onset of menopause.

Dosage: 15-30 drops in juice or water, 2-3 times daily or as needed. Shake well before using.

Cautions & Interactions: Though there are no reports of toxic effects, Black Cohosh should not be taken during pregnancy. Do not confuse with Blue Cohosh which may have significant side effects.

Efficacy Studies & Other Clinical Data:

* Clinical Studies (Black Cohosh)
* Clinical Studies in Reproductive Disorders

Helpful Links:

* The Stephen Foster Group
* Health and Age-Black Cohosh
* Thomson’s PDR

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