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black cohosh

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb, the roots and rhizomes of which contain triterpene glycosides (actein and cimigoside), cimicifugin, salycylates, isoferulic acid, tannins and volatile oils.
 
Toxicity
Black cohosh should not be used in pregnancy, as it may cause premature labour.
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black co·hosh

(blak kō'hosh)
A herbal made from Cimifuga racemosa and other Cimifuga spp.; widely used for its purported value in treating disorders of the female reproductive system, gastrointestinal disease, insect bites, and other uses; because of its effect on hormonal states, its use in pregnant women must be monitored very carefully.
Synonym(s): baneberry, black snake root, rattleweed, squaw root (1) .
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