(Cimicifuga racemosa) aka - Black Snakeroot, Bugbane CAUTION: NOT TO BE TAKEN DURING EARLY PREGNANCY, EXCEPT IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER HERBS. IT CAN BE USED DURING THE FINAL WEEKS OF PREGNANCY, BUT ONLY TO EASE/AND OR INDUCE LABOR. Black Cohosh when flowering, exhibits a pungent aroma that makes it effective as an insect repellent. The botanical name ‘cimicifuga’ is Latin for “bug repellent.” Black Cohosh is called Snakeroot by the American Indians because of its effectiveness on snake bits. It has also proven valuable for those allergic to bee stings. Modern research supports the use of Black Cohosh for high blood pressure and heart problems because it equalizes circulation, as well as helping with asthma and bronchial complaints. Black Cohosh is used very effectively for spinal meningitis. It works directly on and calms the nervous system. It promotes menstruation, relieves menstrual cramps and has been employed for the after-pains of delivery. Black Cohosh breaks up mucus and phlegm deposits. It also soothes localized pain and headaches. Black Cohosh contains natural estrogen, the female hormone and is specific for female problems; it helps with hot flashes; it contracts the uterus and increases menstruation when sluggish. Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Black Cohosh may provide relief from: • Asthma • Bronchitis (Chronic) • Epilepsy • Female Problems • Poison Anti-dote • Pain of Childbirth • Neuralgia • St. Vitus Dance • Whooping Cough • Spinal Meningitis • TB/Lung Issues • Insect/Snake Bites/Bee Stings
- Properties: Alterative, Anti-spasmodic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Nervine, Oxytocic Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, sodium, sulfur, Vitamins A, B1, B2, C, K, F, zinc. CAUTION: NOT TO BE TAKEN DURING EARLY PREGNANCY, EXCEPT IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER HERBS. IT CAN BE USED DURING THE FINAL WEEKS OF PREGNANCY, BUT ONLY TO EASE/AND OR INDUCE LABOR.