This herb is also known
as black snakeroot.
This plant contains
substances that act like the female hormone oestrogen. Consequently, it is prescribed for
several menstrual and menopausal conditions.
It has anti-inflammatory
and anti-spasmodic actions.
It is a wonderful herbal
tonic for the female uterus and is invaluable before and after childbirth.
How It May Benefit
dry up discharges of
aids in ridding the lungs
relieve coughs that
accompany whooping cough and tuberculosis
high blood pressure.
Use this herb only under
medical supervision. If your have heart disease or if you are pregnant, or if your doctor
has advised you not to use the oral contraceptive - do not use this herb.
Prolonged use may actually
irritate the uterus, cause dizziness, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain,
headaches, joint pains, and lowered heart rate.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
If any of these
symptoms develop, stop using black cohosh and call your doctor immediately.
Black cohosh is available
as tinctures, syrup, capsules, and liquid,.