Cimicifuga racemosa, Black Cohosh, Squawroot
perennial lives in the forest understory, ranging from southern
Ontario to Georigia and Arkansas in the West.
Grow specs: Needs 70- 80% shade and rich leaf
mold. Space at 2 ft and keep moist.
Black Cohosh root was used historically for female
troubles associated with menstruation and menopause. Research has
confirmed estrogenic, hypoglycemic, sedative and anti-inflammatory
activity. Avoid during pregnancy.