Thursday, February 9, 2012

Herbalism: Black Cohosh

Herb of the day: Black Cohosh


Black Cohosh is related to the buttercup, larkspur, and peony, and is apparently common in Eastern North America. -_-
(I say this annoyingly because I had no idea. IT COULD'VE BEEN IN MY BACK YARD IN FLORIDA.)
Native Americans used it a lot.

Foliage can be used as an insect repellent, The roots are useful for all of the following reasons: Anti-inflammatory, sedative, menopause, sore throat, colds, hives, constipation, depression, kidney problems, menstrual cramps, muscle pain, pain in childbirth, arthritis, anxiety, This herb is VERY good for women of all ages. It relaxes the uterus during menstruation, helps to ease contractions, and eases menopause problems.

Can be taken in tea form, supplement, or tincture.

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