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Related to blue cohosh: black cohosh, dong quai, pennyroyal
a perennial herb found in the Midwest and Eastern regions of the United States.
uses This herb is used to treat menopausal symptoms and uterine and ovarian pain, to improve the flow of menstrual blood, and as an antiinflammatory and antirheumatic. It is also a popular remedy in African American ethnic medicine.
contraindications Should not be used for any of these indications since it has caused serious toxicities.
Toxicity Blue cohosh seeds—‘berries’—are poisonous
blue co·hosh(blū kō'hosh)
A North American herb, Caulophyllum thalictroides, that produces blue berries. It is sometimes used by Native American women to induce labor.Synonym: squaw root See: black cohosh