Black Cohosh


Plant Family: Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name: Actaea racemosa

Also called: Black Cohosh, black bugbane, black baneberry, black snakeroot, and fairy candle


Medicinal Uses: Astringent, emmenagogue, diuretic, and expectorant. Has been used in many disorders: to treat cough, and is quite effective in treating whooping-cough; relieve diarrhea in children; is even believed to be an antidote for rattlesnake bites. 

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