Black Cohosh, Organic 1 oz.
Latin Name: Cimicifuga racemosa Black Cohosh can be used as an anti-inflammatory, which often works most effectively when combined with other herbs for the treatment of arthritis and headaches. It has an antispasmodic effect on smooth muscle tissues, which makes this herb helpful in treating digestive cramps, menstrual cramps, cramping of the gall bladder or kidney caused by passing of stones, as well as asthmatic bronchial spasms. Black Cohosh helps to relieve nervous conditions. It can also enhance female reproductive health and can be used to tone the uterus. Black Cohosh is said to mimic estrogen in the body without actually raising estrogen levels. It can be used by women who are perimenopausal or menopausal to reduce hot flashes and to tone the uterus. It does not affect uterine and breast tissue negatively as synthetic estrogen might. **Contraindications: do not consume black cohosh during the first 36 weeks of pregnancy. High doses of black cohosh can cause a frontal headache.** This information was written by Christa Sinadinos. It is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. Please consult with your health practitioner for serious health conditions, or before combining herbs with prescription or over-the-counter medications.