Actaea racemosa, cimicifuga racemosa
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Actaea racemosa, the black cohosh, black bugbane, black snakeroot, or fairy candle (syn. Cimicifuga racemosa), is a species of flowering plant of the family Ranunculaceae. It is native to eastern North America from the extreme south of Ontario to central Georgia, and west to Missouri and Arkansas. It grows in a variety of woodland habitats, and is often found in small woodland openings. The roots and rhizomes were used in traditional medicine by Native Americans. Although its extracts are manufactured as herbal medicines and dietary supplements, black cohosh is not well-studied or recommended for safe and effective use in treating menopause symptoms or any disease.
black cohosh (countable and uncountable, plural black cohoshes)
- A smooth herb, Actaea racemosa, marketed for medicinal use.
- (Actaea racemosa): Cimicifuga racemosa, cohosh, black bugbane, black snakeroot, fairy candle
- Caulophyllum thalictroides, blue cohosh, squaw root, papoose root
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