Simple Herbal Extracts | Blue Cohosh


Blue Cohosh

Botanical Name

Caulophyllum thalictroides

Part Used



Not for use in pregnancy *

Traditional Information*

Blue Cohosh is an antispasmodic, emmenagogue and oxytocic. It is indicated for ovarian and uterine pain, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, mittleschmertz (ovulatory pain), chronic dull pain and fullness in the pelvis and legs, and vaginismus. Blue Cohosh is also useful for arthritic pain in the joints (creaky hinge syndrome) especially of the fingers and toes.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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