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Blue Cohosh Root

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Blue Cohosh Root - CAULOPHYLLUM THALICTROIDES

(Cut & Sifted) (Wild Crafted) 

COMMON NAME

Standardized: blue cohosh
Other: papoose root

BOTANICAL NAME

Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Plant Family: Berberidaceae

INTRODUCTION

Blue cohosh is a woodland plant in the same family as barberry, goldenseal, and Oregon grape root, native to the eastern United States and Canada. The word cohosh is from Algonquian and means rough, which refers to the root. The stem is bluish, which is where the rest of the name comes from.

CONSTITUENTS

Alkaloids: scaulophylline (methylcytisine), anagyrine, baptifoline; and magnoflorine. Also contains a unique saponin, caulosaponin, its primary active ingredient.

PARTS USED

Dried root.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS

Most frequently used as a tincture. Traditionally combined with goldenseal. May also be used as an extract, capsule or tea.

PRECAUTIONS

Specific: Not for use during pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*