from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several North American plants, especially blue cohosh, black cohosh, and baneberry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A perennial American herb (Caulophyllum thalictroides), whose rough rootstock is used in medicine.
- n. A smooth herb, Actaea racemosa, marketed for medicinal use.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A perennial American herb (Caulophyllum thalictroides), whose rootstock is used in medicine; -- also called pappoose root. The name is sometimes also given to the Cimicifuga racemosa, and to two species of Actæa, plants of the Crowfoot family.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name in the United States of several plants which have been used medicinally.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berries
Even supplements that are touted as treatment for menopausal symptoms, such as soy or black cohosh, have only conflicting data at best supporting their use, he said.
Some women say natural remedies like black cohosh, red clover, soy and omega-3 fish oil also help relieve hot flashes and other symptoms.
Another review published in 2010 found that unspecified black cohosh "preparations" decreased hot flash symptoms by 26 percent.
The bottom line: More evidence is needed to confirm the effects of black cohosh, both positive and negative.
What it is: The extract of the root of the black cohosh plant.
With menopausal symptoms, I may also add black cohosh and red clover extract.
While there was a recent study that claimed that black cohosh didn't work, it was in fact, flawed, and contradicted numerous well-done studies that found it to be very effective.
The under-story thrived with herbs such as ginseng, black cohosh, yellow root, and many other medicinal plants.
Go with Black and Blue cohosh instead of Castor oil.
Spent a whole day hanging out with my midwife and drinking nasty cocktails of black and blue cohosh tinctures and orange juice – nothing.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.