Blue Cohosh is most often thought of as a female herb and as having an affinity for female organs. It is a potent herb that is used short term for specific situations rather than as a long-term tonic.
Class:2b Herbs not to be used during pregnancy. *Michael McGuffin, ed., American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook, (New York: CRC Press, 1997)
As a tea, make a decoction by simmering one teaspoon of blue cohosh root with one cup of water for 10 to 15 minutes. Adding marshmallow root or mullein to the tea will help allay the acridity.
Blue Cohosh Root, Cut & Sifted
Blue Cohosh Root
- Brand: Frontier Bulk
Botanical Name: Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.
Safety Info: Not to be used during pregnancy.
Directions: To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1/2 tsp. of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.
Origin: United States
Size: 1 lb
Package: Bulk Bag
Introduction Date: 1982-12-01
Serving Size 1/2 tsp
Servings About 383
Amount per % Daily
Total Carbohydrate 1g <1%*
Blue Cohosh, cut (root) 1.2g **
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.
Common Name: Blue Cohosh Root
Plant Part: Root
Cut: Cut & Sifted
Bar Code: 0-89836-00516-8