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Everything You Need to Know About Black Cohosh

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  • Black cohosh (Actaea racemose – it was previously known as Cimicifuga racemosa ) is a flowering perennial plant that grows in certain parts of the U.S. and Canada
  • Black cohosh is known by other names as well, such as black snakeroot, baneberry, bugwort, rattlesnake root, squaw root and Sheng Ma, to name a few
  • Black cohosh supplements are available in different forms, such as capsules or liquid extracts. The roots are also dried and transformed into tea

Fever, pneumonia, menstrual issues and even musculoskeletal pain – these are just some health problems that Native Americans believe the black cohosh plant may be good for. After discovering it over two centuries ago, these civilizations are still relying on this perennial plant to address certain illnesses. But how exactly does black cohosh work, and can it really offer benefits for your health?


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