Black Cohosh

It grows naturally in the Eastern United States, the far East, Mongolia, and Northern China.

Actaea racemosa, cimicifuga racemosa

Sheng Ma
Black Cohosh (Wiktionary)



black cohosh (countable and uncountable, plural black cohoshes)

  1. A smooth herb, Actaea racemosa, marketed for medicinal use.


  • (Actaea racemosa): Cimicifuga racemosa, cohosh, black bugbane, black snakeroot, fairy candle

Coordinate terms

  • Caulophyllum thalictroides, blue cohosh, squaw root, papoose root

Further reading

  • Actaea racemosa on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Actaea racemosa on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Actaea racemosa on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
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