Simple Herbal Extracts | Black Cohosh


Black Cohosh

Botanical Name

Actea racemosa

Part Used



Not for use in pregnancy. Consult a healthcare professional before use if you have or have had liver problems, frequently use alcoholic beverages, or take any medications. *

Traditional Information*

An anodyne, emmenagogue, antispasmodic, and oxytocic  indicated for cases of dysmenorrhea with scanty flow, amenorrhea, muscular pain in the back, pelvis and thighs, post partum pain and uterine pain. This herb is also indicated for rheumatic neuralgia, fibromyalgia, muscular pain and cases where the muscles feel bruised. It is beneficial for “doom and gloom” depression, which is a hormonal depression, along with Night Blooming Cereus.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.