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Black Cohosh Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Black Cohosh
Glycemic Index / Load
Black Cohosh
Botanical Name
Cimicifuga Racemosa , Actaea Racemosa, Ranunculaceae family
Homeopathic Name
Cimicifuga Racemosa   -   Mother Tincture

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Nutrients in Black Cohosh

Taste of
Black Cohosh

Parts Used

Rhizomes, Roots

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Black Cohosh

Avoid use during Pregnancy.
High dosage may lead to toxicity.
It may cause Liver toxicity.
High dosage may cause Abdominal Pain, Nausea, Vomiting.
Consult a doctor before consumption, in case of suffering from Liver diseases.
Do not Consume for more than 6 months.
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Black Cohosh is a Plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a moist climate.
It grows up to 3 M.
Best used for Difficult Menses.

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Materia Medica for Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh general

Black Cohosh is an evergreen woodland plant. It belongs to the buttercup family. This is mainly found in America, Europe and Canada.
Black Cohosh is a good herbal treatment for Menopause and painful Menstruation. It is a good herbal cure for Hot Flushes, excessive sweating at nights and Vaginal Dryness. It helps in neutralizing mood swings and induces deep sleep. Black cohosh helps in Premenstrual Syndrome. It calms down Anger and Aggression. It rejuvenates and eases Stress and Depression. It has anti inflammatory properties that heals Ovarian Cysts, Fibroids in Uterine and Endometriosis. It also stimulates blood flow to the pelvic area. It improves Muscle tone of the Uterus. This may help to prevent Miscarriage and Premature Labor. The herb helps in last stages of pregnancy by preparing the Uterus for delivery. It decreases labor pains and helps in weak contractions during labor.
Black Cohosh is good for Heart palpitations. It helps in regulating High blood pressure. Use Black Cohosh for Depression and high blood cholesterol.
Having Whooping Cough or Asthma. Not a problem. Black Cohosh is the solution. It reduces Congestion by removing phlegm and helps in relieving difficulty in Breathing. It expels mucus from Bronchial tubes.
Black Cohosh is an excellent sedative. It is used as a Nervine and acts as a tonic for Central Nervous System. It helps in maintaining mental balance and is a good herbal treatment for Epilepsy.
Apply Black Cohosh ointment directly on the skin. It helps in treatment of skin diseases. This helps to treat acne, wart removal and mole removal.
Black Cohosh is called Snake Root because it is also used to treat snake bites. It has insect repellent properties. This helps in treatment of Bee stings.
It is a good tonic for Spleen, Liver and Lymphatic systems. Use Black Cohosh roots and rhizomes for this purpose.
Black Cohosh also helps in Arthritis and Gout. It gives relief from Joint pains and helps in easy leg movement.
It is a Lady's Specialist and is good for all Gynecological problems. It should not be given to nursing and pregnant women.
Key activity areas : Menstrual problems, Heart palpitations, Respiratory diseases, Skin, Arthritis and Gout.

Methods of Administration. How to take
Tincture. The best and the most potent method of consuming Black Cohosh is to Tincture it.
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Decoction: Make a tea.
Put l/2 teaspoonful of the powdered root in a cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for l0 minutes. Drink three times a day.
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Black Cohosh for Menopause and Menstrual Disorders

Rhizomes of the Black Cohosh are used for the treatment of Menopause, Menstrual Disorders.
It can be taken in the form of extract. Drink 20 Mg a day.
Or have Black Cohosh tablets.

Black Cohosh for Arthritis

Finely chop the roots. Prepare a decoction. Drink once a day.

Black Cohosh for Breast Cancer

Have extracts of Black Cohosh.

Black Cohosh for Premenstrual Syndrome

Take the roots of Black Cohosh. Powder. Put one pinch of powder in your ordinary tea and take once a day.

Black Cohosh for Snake Bite

Grind roots of Black Cohosh to make paste. Apply it over Snake Bite. You may take 2 g of it internally.

Black Cohosh for Palpitation

Prepare an infusion of the leaves of Black Cohosh. Have it two times a day.

Black Cohosh for Small Breasts

Grind the root of Black Cohosh. Make paste. Apply over the breast for 15 minutes. Wash with water.

Black Cohosh for Repeated Miscarriage

Prepare a decoction of Black Cohosh roots. Have one glass two times a day.

Black Cohosh for Hirsutism

Black Cohosh contains Phytoestrogen. This nutrient inhibits the unwanted facial Hair growth. The Anti androgenic property of Black Cohosh helps to balance the hormonal level in the body and treats Hirsutism.
Take 4 cups of water. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried Black Cohosh root in it. Boil it for 5 to 10 minutes. Let it steep for half an hour. Add 1 teaspoon honey for taste. Allow it to cool. Have a cup of it three times a day. Take it for 10 to 15 days.

Black Cohosh for Osteoarthritis

The Antiinflammatory property of Black Cohosh helps to reduce the inflammation of the Joints. The Phytoestrogens present in Black Cohosh inhibit the Bone loss caused due to Osteoarthritis.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of dried Black Cohosh root in a cup of water. Boil it for 5 minutes on medium flame. Strain well and drink. Have it two times a day for 15 days.

Black Cohosh for Hot Flashes

Black Cohosh tea is used to deal with Hot Flashes. It prevents excessive sweating.
You may also take Tincture. Take 10 drops daily. It is more effective.

Black Cohosh for Joint Pain

Consume a half teaspoon root powder of Black Cohosh by boiling in a cup of water for 20 minutes. Drink this tea once a day for 3 weeks to lessen get relief from pain in joints.

Black Cohosh for Night Sweat

Add Black Cohosh dried roots into a pan and pour a cup of boiling water over it. Let it steep for 30 minutes. Strain it off. Put a half teaspoon of Honey ( Shehad ) for flavor. Drink this warm decoction twice daily to get the best result.

Black Cohosh for Convulsions

Put half teaspoon of powdered Black Cohosh roots in one cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drink it twice daily.

Black Cohosh for Endometritis

Take the dried powdered Black Cohosh roots. Put half teaspoon of this powder in one cup of hot water. Drink it once a day.

Black Cohosh for Hormonal Imbalance

Boil fresh Black Cohosh roots in 100 ml of water for 10 minutes. Strain off this infusion. Drink it regularly,

Black Cohosh for Infertility

It has an anti inflammatory factor that gives relief from inflammation in Uterus and Ovaries. It is used to treat Menstrual Problems, Vaginal Dryness, PCOS, Endometriosis and Uterine Fibroid.
Make a decoction of Black Cohosh roots and Drink it 2 times in a day.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture " Cimicifuga Racemosa " 2 times in a day.

Black Cohosh for Difficult Menses

Black Cohosh have sedative property that eases the pain and gives relief from cramps.
Take dried rhizomes of Black Cohosh. Drink decoction every day.

Black Cohosh for Menses Scanty

Make a decoction of Black Cohosh roots and have a cup 2 times in a day. It provides strength to the female reproductive organs.
OR : Buy Cimicifuga Racemosa mother tincture from a Homeopathy Shop. Have 10 drops in a cup of water 3 times in a day.

Black Cohosh for PCOS

Black Cohosh supports the reproductive organs. It gives relief from ovarian pain associated with PCOS. It stimulates the menstrual cycles.
Have a cup of Black Cohosh tea every day.
OR : Have 10 drops of Black Cohosh mother tincture in a glass of water. Take it 2 times in a day.

Black Cohosh for Uterine Fibroid

Black Cohosh stimulates the Uterine Muscles and reduces inflammation.
Boil Black Cohosh roots and drink tea 2 times in a day.
OR : Buy the tincture and have 5 drops 2 times in a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Rheumatoid Arthritis 1

Take Combined mixture of Black Cohosh, Bogbean, White Poplar and Celery to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis .
It can be taken internally as an Infusion. Prepare an Infusion of the dried leaves. Let leaves steep for l0-l5 minutes. Drink before taking meals. Take thrice a day

Herbal Treatment For Muscular Pain 3

Take dried roots of Black Cohosh, Wild Yam and St John's Wort in equal proportion. Grind them. Prepare a tincture. Take half tsp once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Menses Scanty 3

Prepare an infusion of the root of Black Cohosh and Blue Cohosh by taking in equal amount. Take one cup two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Stings 2

Add some Aloe Vera gel in root paste of Black Cohosh. Apply it over affected area. It acts as a compressor which helps in removal of Sting.

Herbal Treatment For Balancing Hormones

To ensure the proper balance of the hormones in the body such as Estrogen and Testosterone. It is advised to take the following herbal combination.
Maca gives energy to the body and improves the Libido. It is helps to combat the Premenstrual Syndrome like hot flushes and Night Sweats.
Chaste Berry gives relief from Menstrual problems and treats Infertility. It stimulates the production of Breast Milk. Chaste Berry uplifts the mood and relieves stress.
Black Cohosh suppresses Luteinizing hormone that causes PCOS. It helps the brain send messages to other parts of the body.
Saw Palmetto balances the production of testosterone and estrogen in the body. It strengthen the Thyroid Glands and boosts the metabolism.
Take the following capsules only once a day:
Maca 500 mg
Chaste Berry 300 mg
Black Cohosh 225 mg
Saw Palmetto 160 mg
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Rachel ( NIGERIA )
21 May 2018
Thanks so much all this information are very helpful but all these capsule mentioned above maca , black cohosh capsule and the rest are they herbal made ? if so please how can we get one is just tired.of taking chemical .
29 Aug 2020
you can get capsule that are vegan or beef
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