Organic Black Cohosh Root
Common Names: Black cohosh root
Black cohosh root, or cimicfuga racemosa, is one of the quality bulk herbs you will find at Star West Botanicals. This is actually an "herb" in the true sense: a perennial growing above the ground, the stem of which does not become woody. However, it is not the upper herbaceous part of the plant that is used, but rather the dried black cohosh root. Like many bulk dried herbs for sale at Star West, the most common form of this particular botanical is Black Cohosh root powder, and can be referred to as a dried herb for convenience.
Historically, the root of the cimicifuga racemosa plant was used by North American Indians for addressing women's disorders, such as cramps. It is also among the natural herbs that were used to promote kidney function.
Cimicifuga racemosa contains compounds known as triterpene glycosides. These substances are thought to increase blood flow to the pelvic area. It also contains actein, a compound thought to have analgesic properties.
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.
**If you are ordering and we are not in stock we will have a 5 day shipping lead time to get the herb in stock. Thanks for your patience while we grow our herb supply.