Blue Cohosh Herbal Remedies
Blue cohosh is considered to be an effective uterine tonic. It has long been used to help facilitate childbirth, though its use is not recommended in the early stages of pregnancy. It is also indicated in suppressed or painful menstruation and for the pains of arthritis and rheumatism. Blue cohosh is also a specific for ovarian pain. Blue Cohosh has a taste of ACRID, BITTER and a temperature of WARM.
Blue Cohosh Proper Dose
|Blue Cohosh Decoction||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Blue Cohosh Tincture||20-30 drops 3 x daily|
Blue Cohosh Reference Information
|Latin Name||Caulophyllum thalictroides|
|Other Names||Squaw root|
|Part Used||Rhizome, Root|
|Herb Forms||Tinctures, capsules, bulk herb, powder.|
|Cautions||Avoid during pregnancy.|
|Botanical Info||A stout perennial with blue-green leaves and bright blue berries of the eastern hardwood forests of the U.S.|
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