Scientific Name: Cimicifuga racemosa, Actaea racemosa

Other Names: Black Snakeroot, Bugbane, Bugwort, Cimicifuga, Rattleroot, Rattleweed, Squawroot

Parts Used: Roots

Preparation & Dosage:

Herbal Actions: Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-rheumatic, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Hypotensive, Nervine Relaxant, Uterine Tonic

Uses: Amenorrhea, Bronchitis, Diarrhea, Fevers, Fluid Retention, Inflammation, Lumbago, Menopause Symptoms, Nervous Disorders, Rattlesnake Bites, Rheumatism, Sciatica, Tinnitus, Vertigo, Whooping Cough

Contraindications: Do not use if pregnant – may cause miscarriage. Use with caution if you are taking medications to lower blood pressure.