Benefits of Blue Cohosh

Blue cohosh grows in rich moist ground in most of the U.S. The taste is sweetish, then bitter and acrid. It is nearly inodorous.

The American Indians called it “papoose root.” The squaws used blue cohosh ROOT to expedite parturition and to induce menstruation.

Its chief influence is upon the generative system, also soothing and toning the nervous system.

In leucorrhea and amenorrhea, it will do good work. In dysmenorrhea, the antispasmodic properties will be used to excellent advantage. In puerperal convulsions, it will assist the flow which is usually suspended at that time. In the irritation of the nerves that frequently occurs during parturition and for false pains, the restlessness during pregnancy, and for after-pains, blue cohosh is superior.

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In vaginitis, blue cohosh has a useful place if taken internally and used as an injection to the vagina. It is excellent in uterine irritation. In uretliritis, whether of the male or of the female, it prevents too frequent urination and soothes the irritation.

It can be used safely in cases where it is desirable to relax the muscle fiber. It is valuable in fits, cramps, colic, and spasms.

In hysteria, it will soothe the nervous irritation and an addition of skullcap will furnish greater tone.

Its antispasmodic powers will be of value in spasmodic asthma and whooping and catarrhal coughs. Blue cohosh may be added to spikenard and wild cherry in cough syrups. Adding wild ginger is said to be a specific in whooping cough.

In bronchial catarrh, the following is a good combination: blue cohosh and comfrey root 1 oz. each, pleurisy root 1/2 oz., lobeha 2 dr., ginger 1/4 oz. Infuse in 1 qt. boiling water. Cover and keep warm 20 min. Strain and take 1 to 2 T. 3 or 4 times daily.

For rheumatism and neuralgia, blue cohosh is used extensively.

For Chorea, after-pains and nervousness during parturition use: 3 parts wild yam, 2 parts blue cohosh, 1 part skullcap.

For rigidity of the os uteri, add a little lobelia to the above.

A simple infusion is made of 1 t. root to 1 C. boiling water. Drink cold during the day.

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