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Black Cohosh (organic)

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Botanical Name: Actaea racemosa (formerly known as Cimicifuga racemosa)

Plant Family: Ranunculaceae

Botanical Description:
Black cohosh, scientifically known as Actaea racemosa, is a perennial herbaceous plant native to North America. It is also commonly referred to as black snakeroot or bugbane. Black cohosh typically grows in moist woodland areas, along stream banks, and in shaded mountainous regions. The plant features tall, slender stems that can reach heights of up to 2 meters and large, compound leaves with toothed edges. In late spring to early summer, black cohosh produces erect spikes of small, white flowers arranged in a dense, elongated raceme. The flowers give way to dark, shiny berries in the fall. The root of the black cohosh plant is thick, knobby, and dark in colour, with a strong, distinctive odour.

Introduction:
Black cohosh has a long history of use in Native American herbal medicine, particularly among the indigenous tribes of eastern North America. It is valued for its medicinal properties, particularly in supporting women's health and is most associated with use during menopause.

Preparations:
Black Cohosh Tincture: Black cohosh tincture is made by macerating dried black cohosh root in alcohol to extract its medicinal properties. The tincture is then strained and diluted with water before consumption. Black cohosh tincture can be taken orally.
Black Cohosh Capsules: Black cohosh capsules contain powdered black cohosh root encapsulated for easy ingestion. They are a convenient way to consume black cohosh as a dietary supplement.
Black Cohosh Tea: Prepare black cohosh tea by simmering dried black cohosh root in water for 20-30 minutes. Strain the tea and drink as needed. Black cohosh tea can be consumed hot or cold and may be sweetened with honey or lemon, if desired.

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