Black Cohosh
Black Cohosh
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Black Cohosh - Love, Courage, Protection, Potency

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Black Cohosh

Official Name: Cimicfuga racemosa

Other Names: Black Snake Root, Bugbane, Rattle Root, Squaw Root, Actaea, Cimicfuga
Gender: Masculine
Metaphysical Powers: Love, Courage, Protection, Potency

Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Black Cohosh

  • Use black cohosh in love sachets and add an infusion to the bath to help in cases of impotence.
  • Carry black cohosh to help strengthen courage in the meek.
  • An infusion of the herb sprinkled around a room or added to the bath drives away evil presences.

Historically it's been used to treat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. Black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa) is native North American and has been used for thousands of years by Native Americans to treat women's health issues. Research has found that black cohosh effectively alleviates the physical and psychological symptoms of menopause, including anxiety, vaginal dryness, and hot flashes. Other studies have shown that the herb helps treat premenstrual issues due to hormonal changes, including irritability and depression. It has been used as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy. In some studies, it has been suggested that the herb acts similar to phytoestrogen. Binding the receptors of estrogen urging the release of pituitary hormones.

Black Cohosh can also be used for rheumatism, lung conditions, and neurological conditions.

Do not confuse black cohosh with blue cohosh; they are pretty different, and blue cohosh is much more toxic.

Black Cohosh should not be taken by anyone who has been advised not to take birth control pills or anyone who has heart problems or a history of cancer. Black Cohosh should not be used with antidepressants. Anyone who is pregnant and wishes to stay that way should stay away from it.

Should not be used for more than six months at a time.

Black Cohosh is a powerful cleanser of all impurities. It is known as the 'great balancer,' used as a herbal remedy to heal and balance female disorders, assist with child labor, and is an essential remedy for menopause.

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