Black Cohosh


Ingredient Type: Botanical, Extract

Also Known As: Cimicifuga racemosaActaea 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.



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 entry for black cohosh for more information.