Black cohosh

Scientific Name

Cimicifuga racemosa


Overview

Also known as black snakeroot, it acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic medicine.  It also is an estrogen-like botanical.  It treats menstrual symptoms and rheumatoid arthritis.  It should not be used during pregnancy or lactation with the exception of the later stages of pregnancy to prepare the body for parturition.


Function


Forms Available


Recommended Intake


Deficiency


Sources in the Diet


Challenges Presented


Watson Products


Sources

  1. [0] – The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, and Herbs