cohosh

Definitions

  • (noun): Any of several North American plants, especially blue cohosh, black cohosh, and baneberry.

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  • (noun): a plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berries

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Cohosh is a common name for several herbs and may refer to:

Black cohosh, Cimicifuga racemosa (Ranunculaceae), now known as Actea racemosa
Blue cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides (Berberidaceae)
Red cohosh, Actaea rubra (Ranunculaceae)
White cohosh, Actaea pachypoda (Ranunculaceae)

Example Sentences

  • Even supplements that are touted as treatment for menopausal symptoms, such as soy or black cohosh, have only conflicting data at best supporting their use, he said.

  • Some women say natural remedies like black cohosh, red clover, soy and omega-3 fish oil also help relieve hot flashes and other symptoms.

  • What it is: The extract of the root of the black cohosh plant.

  • The bottom line: More evidence is needed to confirm the effects of black cohosh, both positive and negative.

  • Another review published in 2010 found that unspecified black cohosh "preparations" decreased hot flash symptoms by 26 percent.

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