Tincture of Blue Cohosh Root (Caulophyllum thalictroides)
Botanical name: Caulophyllum thalictroides
Part used: Fresh or Dried roots
Ingredients: Fresh or dried Blue Cohosh roots & certified organic non-GMO cane alcohol and pure spring water.
Percentage of alcohol used: 55-65%
Ratio plant to menstruum: 1:2 - 1:5
Safety considerations: Contraindicated during pregnancy until three weeks before the due date.
About: Blue cohosh is considered to be one of the best herbs to bring on menstruation, and is one of the traditional herbs used to induce labor in natural childbirth. It contains the phytochemical calulopsponin which actively stimulates uterine contractions and promotes blood flow to the pelvic region. Blue cohosh is generally used in combination with other herbs, often black cohosh, to treat menstrual disorders. The herb's powerful antispasmodic properties are helpful in relieving the menstrual cramps of a painful period.
The Iroquois used it to treat arthritis - research also suggests the plant possesses some anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic properties.
Note: Seek a knowledgeable practitioner for guidance in use.
Recommended Dosage: 30-60 drops OR 1/4 - 1/2 tsp, 2-4 times per day in juice or water. *Please note our recommended dosage may differ from other sources.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.