Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga recemosa)
This is a great herb with many properties. It is often used as a tonic for the central nervous system. It is also a safe sedative. Black cohosh contains estrogen, a female hormone. For women suffering from menopause, it helps control hot flashes, also it contracts the uterus and increases menstrual flow when it is slow.
It aids in loosening and expelling mucus of the bronchial tubes and stimulates secretions of the liver, kidneys and lymph nodes. A poultice can be made with black cohosh for all sorts of inflammation. It can also be made into a syrup for coughs. It helps neutralize poisons in the body and removes uric acid and toxic wastes.
Useful as a blood circulator.
Calcium, potassium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, iron, Vitamin A, inositol, silicon and phosphorus.
Arthritis, asthma, insect and snake bites, chronic bronchitis, childbirth, cholera, convulsions, coughs, cramps, epilepsy, headaches, heart stimulant, high blood pressure, hormone balance, hot flashes, hysteria, insomnia, kidney problems, liver problems, lumbago, lungs, menopause, menstrual problems, nervous disorders, neuralgia, pain, rheumatism, skin problems, smallpox, St. Vitus dance, tuberculosis, uterine problems, whooping cough