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Black Cohosh Root

  • Black Cohosh Root cut and sifted
  • Black Cohosh Root cut and sifted
  • Black Cohosh Root cut and sifted
  • Maus' Black Cohosh garden
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Black Cohosh Root c/s 

Also Known As - Cimicifuga racemosa, Actaea Macrotys, Actaea Racemosa, Black Snakeroot, Bugbane, Bugwort, Cimicifuga, Phytoestrogen, Rattle Root, Rattle Snakeroot, Rattlesnake Root, Rattleweed, Squawroot. Do not confuse with the potentially toxic blue cohosh.

Organically Grown USA and Wild Crafted USA

Overview - This particular species is Native to the rich woodlands of the Eastern part of the US from Massachusetts all the way west to Indiana and as far south as Missouri and Georgia. It has many common names; Snakeroot, Bugbane, Fairy Candles, Rattletop, depending on where you are. Its medicinal uses are well noted in the literature dating back to the 1800’s where you will most likely find it named, Macrotys after a group of "resins" early chemists isolated from the rhizomes. Native American tribes; including Cherokee, Algonquian, and Iroquois used the plant as an alcohol extract ("in spirits"), to support a healthy inflammatory response in rheumatism, to support bronchial health, to support normal levels of energy, and to support the female reproductive system during the menopausal and perimenopausal years.

Medicinal Uses - The triterpine glycosides, particularly 27 deoxyacetin and acetin, are the chemicals used to standardize the most effective preparations used in published clinical trials. It is approved by the German Comission E monographs for the following applications; complaints of premenstrual, dysmenorrhoeic, or climacteric origin. In one randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled comparative clinical trial, 80 women with climacteric symptoms received a standardized preparation of Black Cohosh, conjugated estrogens (.625 mg/day) or placebo for 12 weeks. At the end of the treatments patients receiving Black Cohosh had improved compared to both placebo and estrogen. Both physical (measured by the Kupperman index) and psychological (measured by the Hamilton Anxiety Scale) symptoms were significantly improved. More research is needed to fully understand the exact mechanism of activity.

  • Black cohosh has the same effects on the female system as synthetic estrogen, without the side effects. Best of all, Black cohosh has no cancer causing agents like synthetic estrogen.

Active Constituents - There are many "active" chemicals in Black Cohosh root including; Phytosterin, the isoflavone formononentin; isoferulic, fukinolic, caffeic, and salicylic acids, sugars, tannins, long chain fatty acids, 15-20% resins including cimicifugin and triterpene glycosides.

Parts Used - Root.

Herbs To Combine  - Combined with skullcap, wood betony, passionflower, and valerian, black cohosh works as a mild tranquilizer. 

Preparations - Use finely chopped, dried root in teas, tablets, or tinctures.

  • Decoction: boil 2 tsp. rootstock in 1 pint of water. Take 2 to 3 tbsp. 6 times a day, cold.
  • Fluid tincture: a dose is from 5-30 drops in liquid daily.

Disclaimer - These products are dietary supplements and are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner.

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  1. Wonderful Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jun 2017

    This is my second time purchasing from Mountain Maus, I just got my package of herbs, just opening the box, all is packaged well, have not used any of the new herbs, but I can report on the other herbs that I have purchased from Mountain Maus, they were all wonderful and I am using most of them in a blended formula under the care of a Master herbalist to correct a condition in my body and they are working. Thanks for supplying such wonderful organic herbs. I will order again in the future Lords willing.


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