Black Cohosh Root

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  • Actaea racemosa
  • Origin: USA
Black Cohosh Root


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Common Name

Standardized: black cohosh
Other: black bugbane, black snakeroot, rheumatism weed

Botanical Name

Actaea racemosa L.
Plant Family: Ranunculaceae


Cimicifuga racemosa


Black Cohosh is a flowering perennial, native to many parts of Canada and the United States. It thrives in old-growth coastal forests and regions of considerable biodiversity. The vast majority of the world's black cohosh is produced and cultivated in the United States and Canada. The plant grows between three and six feet, with a stem that is clustered with tiny white flowers. The root is best collected between late July and September.

It was a favorite herbal remedy for Native Americans. The name cohosh is from the Algonquian tribe, and means rough, referring to the feel of the rhizome. It was given the name "bugbane" because the flowers have such a strong odor, and have been used to effectively repel insects.

Parts Used

Dried root.

Typical Preparations

Finely chopped, dried root in tablets, teas, or tinctures.


Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.