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Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa / Cimicifuga racemosa) root cut and sifted - Bulk
Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa / Cimicifuga racemosa) root cut and sifted - Bulk.
Make a strong decoction using 2 teaspoons per 1 cup of boiling water. Simmer 15 minutes on low. Strain. Dose: 1 cup of decoction, 2-3 times per day.
Avoid during pregnancy and while nursing, except under the guidance of a qualified health-care practitioner. Avoid also in cases of heart conditions. Excess use can irritate the nervous system and cause nausea, vomiting, headache, and low blood pressure. Unlike pharmaceutical hormone replacement therapy, black cohosh is considered to be a menopause tonic that is safe for women with estrogen-dependent cancers, uterine bleeding, fibrocystic breast disease, endometriosis, liver disease, gallbladder disease, or pancreatitis. Recently concern has arisen regarding the effect of this herb on the liver over the long term; further research is under way to investigate this issue.
The genus name Cimicifuga is from the Latin cimicus, "insect," and fugare, "to drive away," in reference to the plant's ability to drive off insects. The species name racemosa refers to the racemes of flowers. The common name black cohosh makes reference to the dark color of the rhizome; cohosh is Algonquin for "rough with hairs," in reference to the bumpy texture of the rhizome.
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