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Black Cohosh
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Ranunculaceae
Genus :
Cimicifuga
Species :
racemosa
COMMON NAMES
Black cohosh; Squaw root; Black snake root; Rattle weed; bugbane
USES
Menopause Treatment; Mild Sedative; Anti-spasmodic
DESCRIPTION
A North American perennial producing clumps of quadrangular stems, up to 9 feet tall. It has large, alternate leaves with toothed edges. Flowers are petalless and greenish white, growing in tall spears above the foliage. The rhizome (root) is the most commonly used part.
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