Herb of the Day: Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga recemosa)
Parts used:Root

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.
Vitamin content:
Calcium, potassium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, iron, Vitamin A, inositol, silicon and phosphorus.

Aids with:
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


One thought on “Herb of the Day: Black Cohosh

  1. You know people are strange. I’m an herbalist and I’m great at suggesting herbs to people to help them, but….when it’s for myself, I just go blank until I read what others have written and take it to heart. You see, for the last 2 1/2 years I’ve had chronic bronchitis and UTI’s (though the UTI’s haven’t been the usual kind, from some of the infections, while passing through my system, has left a Strep. B infection that keeps popping up). I have used various herbs for each of these and completely ignored Black and Blue Cohosh!!! I’m going to try it, now though. I also have diabetes Type 2 which seems to be better and under control.
    I wanted to thank you again for your blog and information.

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