Ingredient Type: Botanical, Extract
Also Known As: Cimicifuga racemosa, Actaea racemosa, Black bugbane, Black snakeroot, Black baneberry
Black cohosh is a native to North America plant primarily found in woodland environments. It has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to soothe irritated tissues. It was also an important part of Native American medicine, where they believed the roots and rhizomes possessed healing properties. The North American colonists adopted medicinal use of the plants, particularly to promote gynecological health.
Black cohosh is used in health supplements today to soothe menopause and premenstrual discomfort.
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In the meantime see the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health entry for black cohosh, the Penn State Hershey Health Information Library entry for black cohosh, the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for black cohosh, or the Examine.com entry for black cohosh for more information.