Black Cohosh

Actaea racemosa

Folk names: Fairy Candle, Black bugbane, Snake Root

WARNING - Liver and Pregnancy

Black Cohosh can increase risk of liver disorders and should not be used if you are at risk of or have a liver disorder, are on multiple medications, or are pregnant. Consult a medical provider before ingesting.

Planet: Pluto

Element: Fire

Gender: Masculine

Earliest known use: Algonquin Indigenous Peoples of the Ohio Valley

Parts Used: Root

Suggested uSE:

  • Potions,

  • Teas (see warning),

  • Tinctures

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Alterative

  • Analgesic

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antispasmodic

  • Anti-rheumtic

  • Cardiac Stimulant

  • Emmenagogue

  • Sedative

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Magical Uses

  • Banishing

  • Cleansing Negativity

  • Courage​

  • Feminine Mystery

  • Healing

  • Hex-Breaking

  • Home Protection

  • Love

  • Protection

  • Protection in Love

  • Spell work enhancer!

  • Ward off Evil

  • Women's Health