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A Directory of Herbs and their therapeutic properties - Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa
Black Cohosh has traditionally been used to calm the nervous system by nourishing blood vessels,

Used for:-

  • Depression
  • Stomach pain
  • Asthma
  • Tinnitus
  • High blood pressure
  • Muscle spasms
  • Rheumatism
  • Seizures
  • Cough suppressant,
  • Neuralgia
  • Morning sickness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Gingivitis
  • Sinusitis


Parts of the plant used:-
Root, rhizome.

Emmenagogue, Diuretic, Expectorant, Phytoestrogen, Antiparasite.

Cimicifugin, racemosin, resins, astringent

Breastfeeding and pregnant women are advised not to take the black cohosh, as the herb has very strong estrogen like effects, and the herbal remedy may act within the body as a dose of estrogen.

Other names:-
Black Cohush, Bugbane, Bugbane Squawroot, Bugwort,
Cimicifuga, Rattleroot, Rattleweed, Black Snakeroot

Particularly effective in treatingthe acute stages of rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica and chorea. An American plant, not wdely used in Europe.



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