Black Cohosh Root (Cimicifuga Racemosa / Actaea Racemosa)


Cimicifuga racemosa also known as the Black Cohosh is a native of North America. It is known for its estrogenic, emmenagogue, expectorant, analgesic, and diuretic properties. This herb contains isoflavones, a compound that mimics hormones. It is used to treat menopausal symptoms such as vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and depression.

During the Middle Ages, Black Cohosh root was used to ameliorate birth pains, counter sterility and increase the flow of breast milk. It was administered for the treatment of dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, and endometritis.

Native Americans used the Black Cohosh to treat a number of ailments such as sore throat, malaria, rheumatism, kidney problems, fever, dropsy, nervous disorders (such as hysteria and depression), lumbago, and yellow fever. 

Blue Cohosh is an excellent tonic for women’s reproductive system as it improves estrogen levels. It is used as a safe and effective alternative to estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) for women who cannot or would not take ERT for menopause.

The Black Cohosh is also known for its mastogenic effects, i.e. it causes natural enlargement of breasts.

Recommended Dosage
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.

◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner. 

Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions

  1. Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
  3. Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
  4. Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.

    Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!

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