Cimicifuga racemosa

origin : United States


Black cohosh root, or cimicfuga racemosa, is actually an "herb" in the true sense: a perennial growing above the ground, the stem of which does not become woody. However, it is not the upper herbaceous part of the plant that is used, but rather the dried black cohosh root. 



  • diuretic
  • arthritic analgesic
  • helps lower blood pressure
  • aids with menopause symptoms (headaches, hot flashes, mood changes, sleep problems, night sweats, vaginal dryness + heart palpitations)
  • aids with osteoporosis
  • aids with pre mentrual syndrome
  • aids with painful menstruation
  • brings on labor while pregnant



  • bitter + cold


Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.

Black Cohosh Root

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