Black cohosh. Definition

Medical Definition: Black cohosh

Perennial herb of eastern North America. A substance obtained from the root of the plant has been used in some cultures to treat a number of medical problems. It is being studied for treating hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. The scientific name is Cimicifuga racemosa. Also called bugane, bugbane, rattlesnake root, and black snakeroot.

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