Also known as Blur Ginseng, Papoose Root, Squawroot, and Yellow Ginseng
$3.00 per Ounce
History:Eastern Woodland Indians used the Algonquin word Cohosh, meaning rough, to describe the knotted roots of the Blue Cohosh plant. Native Americans valued Blue Cohosh as a diuretic and would use it to induce labor, treat muscle spasms, stimulate menstrual flow. Americans colonists quickly adopted Blue Cohosh for its medicinal value. Traditionally, the root is sliced and prepared as a tincture, meaning that it is soaked in grain alcohol in order to extract specific compounds.
Warning: Blue Cohosh can have severe interactions and side effects. Pregnant women should avoid Blue Cohosh Root.
Uses: Blue cohosh is Uses stimulating the uterus and starting labor, starting menstruation, stopping muscle spasms, as a laxative, and for treating colic, sore throat, cramps, hiccups, epilepsy, hysterics, inflammation of the uterus, and joint conditions.
Active Ingredients: methylcytisine, N-methylcytisine, thalictroidine, aporphine, sparteine, the saponins caulosaponine and caulophyllosaponine, as well as alkaloids, taspine, magnoflorine, anagyrine, baptifoline
Actions: Emmenagogue, antispasmodic, diuretic, diaphoretic and anthelmintic
Complementary Herbs: It is sometimes combined with Mitchella repens and Eupatoria aromatica