Herb of the Day: Black Cohosh


Scientific Name: Cimicifuga racemosa syn.  Actaea racemosa

Key Actions: Anti-inflammatory | Antirheumatic | Hormonal tonic | Mild sedative | Relieves spasms

Common Use: Menopause and hormone replacement therapy

Common Dosage Form: Tincture

Fun fact: The black cohosh releases an unpleasant smell that repels insects.

Image: http://williambritten.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/black-cohosh-clingmans-239.jpg

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