Blue Cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides
Parts used: Root and rhizomes.
Constituents: Steroidal saponins, Alkaloids, Tannins, Nutrients, Volatile oil.
Actions: Emmenagogue, Astringent mild, Uterine Tonic, Parturient, Sedative, Antitussive, Anti-rheumatic.
Amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, clotting, heavy bleeding, irritability.
Estrogenic effect, alternative to HRT, fibroids, irregular periods, progesterone, pms.
Menopausal syndrome, hot flushes, very strengthening after childbirth.
Promotes labour use 0.5mL last 3 weeks, false labour pains, retained placenta.
Nervous and reproductive systems, Emotional and nervous tension.
Whooping cough, bronchitis.
Muscular rheumatism, sciatica, RA, intercostals myalgia.
Herbal extract: 10-20mL per week, max 40mL.
Energetics: Warming, drying, sweet, bitter, pungent.
Meridians: liver, lung.
Contraindications: Pregnancy and lactation, Caution may cause GI disturbance.