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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Cimicifuga racemosa, synonymous with Actaea racemosa (black cohosh), now widely employed for the treatment of hot flushes, made its way into the Eclectic Dispensary in 1852 as a highly regarded treatment for amenorrhoea (Duke 1985), having been adopted by the European colonists from the native Americans; the Cherokee and Iroquois people for 'gynecopathy (diseases peculiar to women) and rheumatism' (McKenna 2001).
The recent research has suggests a distinct increase in the effectiveness of silver nanoparticles in combination with plant extracts such as Actaea racemosa (Black Cohosh) and Chrysophyllum albidum (African Udala).