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Sep 07, 2021


Health Benefits of Black Cohosh (Actaea racemose)

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Black cohosh has several common names such as; black snakeroot, black bugbane, battle weed, columbine-leaved leontice, tall bugbane, cordate rattle top, false cohosh, papoose root. It is native to the north-eastern woodlands of North America and grows in cool, well-drai

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Black cohosh has several common names such as; black snakeroot, black bugbane, battle weed, columbine-leaved leontice, tall bugbane, cordate rattle top, false cohosh, papoose root. It is native to the north-eastern woodlands of North America and grows in cool, well-drained, and moist soils.

Description

Actaea racemose is a perennial herb with a smooth erect stem, can attain a height of 25–60 cm when in flower.

Part Used

Dried rhizome and roots are used for medicinal purposes.

Traditional Uses and Benefits Black Cohosh (Actaea racemose)

  • Black cohosh traditionally used for the treatment of rheumatism and disorders of menstruation, slow parturition, dropsy, and afflictions of the lungs.
  • Native Americans found this to be a beneficial herb in all manner of pain management and inflammation. Its decoction may cure sore throats (when used as a gargle) and rheumatism. This herb used as emergency medicine when treating snakebites, and at the same time, a little of the juice taken internally.
  • In Chinese medicine, the Black cohosh rhizome has been used to cure inflammation, headache, fever, sore throat, pain, and chills.
  • Black cohosh has sedative, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties. In the present day, this herb is used to treat hot flashes, depression, insomnia, night sweats, anxiety, and vaginal dryness.
  • Black cohosh extracts can be combined with St John’s-wort for depression and neurovegetative disorders associated with menopause.

Dosage and Precautions

  • The average daily dose is 40-200m.g. of dried rhizome and root.
  • As a tincture: 1:10. 0.4-2.0 mL, three times daily
  • As an extract: 1:3. 1.0 mL, three times daily.

Warning

Black cohosh can cause side effects such as stomach upset, headache, cramping, a feeling of heaviness, rash, vaginal spotting, bleeding, and weight gain.

 

DISCLAIMER

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The information in this article intended to help you make informed decisions for your health. You must consult with your doctor before pursuing any natural remedies if you are under care for any health condition.

Do not take any vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other supplements without consulting your doctor, if you are taking any medication. The website does not make a representation, express or implied, regarding the accuracy of the information and does not accept any single responsibility for any errors or misuse.

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