Tag Archives: Cohosh

Black Cohosh Side Effects – Cimicifuga Racemosa, Actaea Racemosa

The side effects of black cohosh, also known as Actaea racemosa and Cimicifuga racemosa, are a very real concern. It is used to mimic the effects of estrogen in women, and thus reduce the effects of unwanted PMS, dysmenorrhea, and menopause symptoms such as cramping, insomnia, anxiety, night sweats and hot flashes. Not only have… Read More »

Black Cohosh – Also Touted As a Poison Antidote

Black Cohosh: Native Americans may have been some of the first to use this herb medicinally. Native Americans used Black Cohosh in the treatment of several disorders such as gynecological disorders, sore throats, kidney problems, and depression. European settlers in the U.S. continued to use the herb to treat maladies under the name “black snakeroot”.… Read More »

Blue Cohosh – A Native American Herb To Ease Childbirth

Caulophyllum Thalictroides Common Names: Beechdrops, blueberry, blue ginseng, papoose root, squaw root, yellow ginseng. Medicinal Part: Rootstock Description: Blue cohosh is a perennial plant found in eastern North America, near running streams, around swamps and in other moist places. The fruit is a pea-sized, dark blue berry borne on a fleshy stock. Properties and Uses:… Read More »