Product Name: Black cohosh Extract Latin Name: Cimicifuga racemosa Product Type: Part of the Plant Used:
Extract Method: Grain Alcohol/Water
CAS #.: 84776-26-1
What is black cohosh?
Black cohosh, or actaea racemosa (was formerly cimicifuga racemosa), is a plant that has a long tradition of use. It is a plant that grows in the forests all along the Eastern United States, from Maine all the way down to Georgia. It is also found in parts of Canada, in Indiana, and Missouri. If you are interested in learning what it looks like, you can easily find it in a standard field guide of those regions.
The Native Americans knew of black cohosh extract and used it often for things such as snakebites and for various problems related to women's health. In the 1800's, physicians caught on to the plant's medicinal value and started including it in various remedies such as those developed for fevers, arthritis, and menstrual problems. It is a popular plant in Europe and is commonly used for menstrual cramps, and to aid the hormone balance in the body for menopausal women. As you can see, the black cohosh plant is valuable for a variety of different problems.
Common Uses for Black Cohosh
There are several uses for black cohosh. Inducing labor is one of them. Another is to help encourage delayed menstruation. Here are some herbal remedies black cohosh is most known for:
To Induce Labor - Black cohosh and labor often go together. Black cohosh used to induce labor is often paired with blue cohosh for this purpose. It is for this reason that taking black cohosh during pregnancy is prohibited. Black cohosh for induction has been one of its uses for centuries.
Menstruation - Sometimes, menstruation is delayed for reasons such as stress and lifestyle. This is another use for black cohosh - promote menstruation. This means that black cohosh is a uterine stimulant and should be avoided during pregnancy.
PCOS - PCOS is a health problem that specifically influences the menstrual cycle. One of the biggest problems with PCOS is the hormones. You can take black cohosh for PCOS to help with the problems that come about from this disorder.
Storage Situation Stored in a cool and dry well-closed container, keep away from moisture and strong light / heat. Shelf Life Two years under well Storage situation and stored away from direct sun light.
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