Everyone knows that black cohosh is great for women. But, there are other important uses that you probably have never heard.
SPINAL NERVES: It acts directly on the spinal nerves as a nervine and eases arthritis.
LUNGS: It loosens and expels mucous from the bronchial tubes.
BLOOD CIRCULATION: It equalizes blood circulation and therefore will help to regulate blood pressure. And, in turn will help the work of the heart.
WOMEN’S HORMONES: Normally thought of as an herb for menopause, black cohosh is a great help to women in all phases of life…regulating hormones in puberty, assisting in strengthening the uterus in the last weeks of pregnancy, and in menopause as a natural estrogen stimulant; instead of taking estrogen replacements.
Vitamin & Mineral Content:
Rich in phosphorus, calcium, and very high in selenium. Contains moderate amounts of magnesium, potassium, and iron, as well as vitamins K and F (fatty acids). And, it contains small amounts of sodium, silicon, manganese, and zinc, with vitamins A, C, niacin, B1, B2, and a trace of sulphur.
Ailments that Black Cohosh has been used to Treat:
Arthritis, Asthma, bites (insect and snake), Bronchitis, Childbirth, Cholera, Convulsions, Coughs, Cramps, Epilepsy, Headaches, Heart Stimulant, High Blood Pressure, Hormone Balance, Hot Flashes, Hysteria, Insomnia, Kidney Problems, Liver Problems, Lumbago, Lungs, Menopause, Menstrual Problems, Nervous Disorders, Neuralgia, Pain, Rheumatism, Skin Problems, Small Pox, St. Virus Dance, Tuberculosis, Uterine Problems, and Whooping Cough.
I hope that you will now see this terrific herb is a new light. With the vitamin and mineral content, it has great antioxidant properties that will enhance and maintain health. And, for arthritis, it seems to be a go-to herb instead of ibuprofen or acetaminophen; thereby sparing your liver and kidneys. And, the beneficial effect it has on blood pressure can’t be ignored. But, remember, before adding any natural remedies, check and make sure you don’t have any contraindications with your other medicines, allergies, foods, etc..
*Any information regarding the use of herbs is strictly for informational purposes only. Should you desire to use herbs for treatment of conditions, please consult your Doctor, and/or Naturopathic physician prior to use.