Black Cohosh Herbal Remedies
Black cohosh is commonly used for women's ailments, such as menopause disorders, PMS, dysmenorrhea, and to facilitate labor in the last 2 weeks of pregnancy (best to consult an herbalist before using). It is also a remedy for rheumatism, bronchitis, tinnitis, and hysteria and is a known muscle relaxant. In Chinese medicine it is used for organ prolapses, headaches, measles, and sore gums due to superficial heat. Other dose forms: as a tea, 1 cup 2 x daily, usually in combination with other herbs. Recently black cohosh has become popular as an OTC remedy for relieving hot flashes in natural remedies for menopause. Black Cohosh has a taste of SWEET, ACRID, BITTER and a temperature of COOL. For detailed information about TASTES and TEMPERATURES, choose the Main menu option: More Info About...Tastes/Temperatures.
Black Cohosh Proper Dose
|Black Cohosh Decoction||1 cup 2 x daily|
|Black Cohosh Powdered Extract||1 tablet 2 x daily|
|Black Cohosh Tincture||10-60 drops 2-3 x daily|
Black Cohosh Reference Information
|Latin Name||Cimicifuga racemosa|
|Other Names||Black snakeroot|
|Part Used||Root, Rhizome|
|Herb Forms||Tinctures, bulk herb, powder, capsules, tablets.|
|Affects||Endocrine system, Reproductive system, Urinary system|
|Cautions||Can cause such symptoms as dizziness, nausea, and headache in sensitive individuals, or with high doses; so it is recommended to start with a low dose and work up to a full dose after several days. Best to avoid during nursing and pregnancy, except for t|
|Botanical Info||A stout, bushy perennial with tall spires of starry white flowers that are highly attractive to insects.|
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