actaea racemosa

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Related to actaea racemosa: Cimicifuga racemosa, Caulophyllum
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black cohosh

black cohosh

Good for women. See also Blue Cohosh. The root is most commonly used part and is a good phytoestrogen source used traditionally to balance hormones (lowers ovary production of progesterone) and control hot flashes, PMS, gynecological disorders, menopause, depression, nervous disorders, arthritis, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, infections, sore throat, bronchitis, stimulates menstrual flow, helps curb diarrhea, cough suppressant, lowers blood pressure, tinnitus (ringing ears). Powerful cardiac stimulant, but has a sedative effect on the nervous system. Often taken together with St. John’s Wort. Do not take during pregnancy. Grows up to 8 ft. with columns of white flowers. Leaves look like baneberry which is poisonous, but baneberry has red shiny berries. Test first, Some women have experienced upset stomach. Avoid if you have breast cancer. May cause headaches, nausea, impaired vision, vertigo, miscarriage.
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25) Actaea racemosa is an oestrogen modulating herb and does not bind to oestrogen receptors or exhibit oestrogenic effects in vitro.
The recent research has also suggested a distinct increase in the effectiveness of silver nanoparticle in combination with plant extracts such as Actaea racemosa (Black Cohosh) and Chrysophyllum albidum (African Udala).
These taxa represent the mosaic of habitats present in and adjacent to the study area and include the following: Baptisia bracteata, Actaea racemosa, Lilium michauxii, Stenanthium gramineum, and Trillium catebaei.
La Cimicifuga racemosa en latin o "black cohosh" en ingles o radunculo en espanol, se elabora a partir de los rizomas de la planta, denominada en latin tambien como Actaea racemosa.