100% Certified organic Black Cohosh Root
Used by Native Americans for general malaise, kidney ailments, rheumatism, sore throat, and to relieve menstrual cramps, and labor pains, this herb was an official herb in the United States Pharmacopoeia from 1820 to 1920. Black Cohosh is a wildflower found in shady woody areas form Marine to Ontaria and Wisconsin and south to Georgia. It has quadrangular stems up to 3 meters tall and has greenish-white sepals. Studies in rats and menopausal women have shown reduced luteinizing hormones levels and an increase in hypothalamic and pituitary function. Black Cohosh may protect against breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancer. This herb has shown activity against Staphylococcus aurous, prevented development of osteoporosis, antidepressant effect, and as a uterine stimulant. Caution is needed with certain estrogen cancers as some studies conclude it could increase one’s risk and other studies result in prevention. This herb is contraindicated for pregnancy or breastfeeding. Dosage is 0.4-2 ml tincture 3 times/day.
Rheumatoid iritis; opthalmalgia with dull rheumatoid ache in orbits; eyestrain with bruised pain and headache.
Ear pain from cold; dull aching rheumatic pain in middle ear.
Influenza with malaise and aches.
Sore, bruised feeling in bronchi.
Periodic convulsions associated with uterine disorders.
Delirium tremens in stenics.
Epilepsy, petit mal with chorea or agitation.
Insomnia with muscular pain, agitation, “rheumatoid”.
Anorexia nervosa with chronic simple pelvic irritabilities.
Muscular pain, dull, aching, “rheumatoid”; or from change of weather.
Rheumatic pains with heavy, aching, deep pains; or acute inflammatory.
Sprains with dull muscle ache.
Tendonitis, deep aching dull pain with muscle involvement.
Amenorrhea, with irritation, pelvic and lumbar pain, or chronic with congestion, irritation.
Dysmenorrhea with congested uterus and pain on walking or climbing stairs.
Menarche delay (primary amenorrhea), in general.
Menopause, with congested uterus and pain on walking, dancing, jiggling.
Menorrhagia with diarrhea or colon cramping.
Mittleschmerz with diarrhea or colon cramping.
Orchitis/ epididymitis, with venous congestion, heaviness.
Subacute/ chronic prostatitis, with pelvic and sacral pain.
Uterus, atony, with dull aching.
Chronic vaginitis with large dragging uterus, painful with movement.
Labor, false or Braxton-Hicks pains; or with feeble, erratic contractions.
Lactation, excessive reflex pain.
Primipara, last 2 to 3 weeks.
Uterine subinvolution, with dull ache, sense of heaviness.
Mumps with muscular aching.
Apathy with dull aching in joints, muscles.
Michael Moore. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. (1997). Specific Indication for Herbs in General Use [Pamphlet]. Brisbee, AZ: Author. 15-16.
McKenna, Dennis J. PhD., Jones, Kenneth, Hughes, Kerry MSC, Humphrey, Shelia, IBCLC Botanical Medicines. 2002 P. 37-58
Spiering MJ, Urban LA, Nuss DL, Gopalan V, Stoltzfus A, Eisenstein E “Gene identification in black cohosh (actaea racemosal): expressed sequence tag, profiling and genetic screening yields candidate gemes for production of bioactive secondary metabolites”. Plant CellRep.2011 Apr:30(4):613-29 Epub 2010 Dec 28.