Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa or Cimicifuga racemosa), a member of the buttercup family, is a perennial plant native to North America. Other, mostly historical, names for this herb include snakeroot, black bugbane, rattleweed, macrotys, and rheumatism weed.Black cohosh has a long history of use.
Found growing in the lush, airy woods of eastern North America is a small, plain looking plant. As its glabrous, green stem reflects the rays of light shining down through the canopy, you could be forgiven for walking past and thinking it just any other plant.
The American Herbal Products Association recommends that pregnant women not take black cohosh except under the supervision of their healthcare provider because studies have not rigorously evaluated its use during pregnancy
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