Black Cohosh Information

 Black Cohosh

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Most Common Name:Black Cohosh
Botanical Name:Cimicifuga racemosa, Actea racemosa
Also Known As (other names):Black Snake Root, Squawroot, Squaw Root, Rattle Root, Snake Root, Bugbane, Rattleweed, Rattle Weed.

Native Americans have been using Black Cohosh for gynaecological problems and as a post birth tonic. The plant only grows in Northern America and the root or rhizome is harvested and used as a herbal medicine.

Contemporary practitioners use Black Cohosh mostly for gynaecological purposes against premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps and menopausal conditions.

Use for/In treatment of:

Premenstrual StressMenstrual crampsMenopausal hot flushes
Hormone replacementInflammation 




Contraindications, do not use if:

You are pregnantCould cause diarrhoea 
We at Beneforce are certainly not experts in the use of every herb. In our studies and research we do come across warnings that a herb should not be used in certain circumstances or for certain conditions and ailments. Where possible we will reflect these on our pages but cannot guarantee that for any herb our list of contraindications are complete or valid. We urge that you consult an appropriate and knowledgeable practitioner before treatment.
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Administered as/Available in:

Powdered rootSolid extractTablets


What is?

A CompressA DecoctionA Herbal VinegarA Fluid Extract
An InfusionAn OintmentA PoulticeA Powder
A SalveA SyrupA TeaA Tincture


Constituents (i.e. what has been reported to be in this herb):

CimicifuginTriterpene glycocidesIsoflavonesSalicylic acid


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