cohosh, black

cohosh, black (blakˑ kōˑ·häsh),

n Latin names:
Actaea racemosa, Cimicifuga racemosa; parts used: rhizome, roots; uses: relaxes smooth muscles, antispasmodic, antitussive, astringent, diuretic, antidiarrheal, antiarthritic, antiabortion, dysmenorrhea, meno-pausal complaints, antiasthmatic in children, possible prevention of osteoporosis; precautions: pregnancy except during first trimester to reduce uterine spasms and for antiabortion effects, lactation, patients who have had breast cancer, children except with qualified supervision, those taking blood pressure medica-tions, hormone replacement ther-apies. Also called
black snakeroot, bugbane, bugwort, cimicifuga, fairy candles, rattleroot, rattleweed, or
squaw root.

Patient discussion about cohosh, black

Q. Has anyone tried black cohosh for the later years in life?

A. my mother in law took it, she said it was very helpful but it could be a placebo effect... here is some info about black cohosh from a very relay able site

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Of the mentioned herbal medicines, Blue Cohosh, Black Cohosh, Black Haw, Cramp Bark, Ergot and Golden Seal were frequently mentioned.
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