Black cohosh, an herbaceous perennial belonging to the buttercup family, finds its native habitat in the shaded woodlands of central and eastern North America. Indigenous people inhabiting regions where black cohosh thrived traditionally harnessed its beneficial properties. This revered herb, known for its black and sinuous rhizome, is typically crafted into teas or extracts.
Black Cohosh, a perennial flowering plant, can be found in various parts of Canada and the United States, thriving in the rich biodiversity of old-growth coastal forests. The majority of the world's black cohosh is cultivated and harvested in the United States and Canada. This plant reaches heights of three to six feet, adorned with clusters of diminutive white flowers on its stems. The optimal time for root collection falls between late July and September.
Among Native Americans, black cohosh held a special place as a favored herbal remedy. The term "cohosh" originates from the Algonquian tribe, signifying "rough" and alluding to the texture of the rhizome. The nickname "bugbane" emerged due to the pungent aroma of its flowers, which were effectively employed to repel insects. Other common monikers include black snakeroot and rheumatism weed.
Precautionary Measures: Use during pregnancy is discouraged unless under the guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner. We strongly advise consulting a qualified healthcare practitioner before incorporating herbal products into your regimen, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or taking any medications.