Herb Black Cohosh Seeds
A traditional Native American discovery from the root of the cohosh plant known for relieving menstrual cramps and symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, irritability, mood swings and sleep disturbances.
Herb Black Cohosh History
(Actaea racemosa) A traditional Native American discovery from the root of the cohosh plant. Known for relieving menstrual cramps and symptoms of menopause. Such as hot flashes, irritability, mood swings and sleep disturbances. The root of cohosh is an excellent remedy to provide comfort during times of hormonal changes and menstrual periods.
Growing Black Cohosh Seeds
Black cohosh is most easily propagated by dividing the rhizomes in spring or fall. Plants can also be started indoors from seed or seed can be directly sown into the ground, but rhizome divisions provide a more uniform plant stand and allow for a faster harvestable root. Plus, large quantities of seed are not readily available at this time. Click here to learn more.
Preserving And Storing Black Cohosh
once the roots are clean, dry them at low heat with high airflow. There are several different temperature regimes for drying black cohosh. but the simplest one is to dry them at 80 to 95°F for several days to a week.
Black Cohosh uses
Today, black cohosh is most commonly used for menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes (also called hot flushes) and night sweats. (together known as vasomotor symptoms), vaginal dryness, heart palpitations, tinnitus, vertigo, sleep disturbances, nervousness, and irritability
Herb Black Cohosh Nutrition
People have taken black cohosh for as long as 12 months with no serious harmful effects. Black cohosh can cause some mild side effects, such as stomach upset, cramping, headache, rash, a feeling of heaviness, vaginal spotting or bleeding, and weight gain.
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