Black snakeroot. Definition

Medical Definition: Black snakeroot

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, black cohosh, and rattlesnake root.

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