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Blue cohosh is a member of the Berberidaceae family, home to medicinal herbs such as goldenseal, barberry, coptis, and phellodendron. It is rich in bioactive compounds, and was traditionally used by the Native Americans as a form of birth control, and is used in modern times to support general Women's health, including the paradoxical ability to also support a healthy birthing process.
scaulophylline (methylcytisine), anagyrine, baptifoline, magnoflorine, caulosaponin.
Blue cohosh can be brewed as a tea or taken as a powder, with the recommended dosage being 1-2 teaspoons.
Blue cohosh is a commonly used herb to support Women's health, it has hormone stimulating qualities and is reported to be able to prevent pregnancy when taken in large doses, and can also regulate the mood and emotional states of being during times of need, especially for women and their related hormonal complaints. Blue cohosh also has anti-inflammatory activity, stimulates uterine contractions, and sends blood to the pelvic regions. Blue cohosh is often used with other herbs, black cohosh being an ideal candidate, but fenugreek, shatavari, and Chinese angelica are all also other honorable mentions.
Blue cohosh may stress the kidneys if overused, and may also narrow the arteries. It should be avoided by those with circulatory or heart issues, those with kidney disease or disorders, and should not be taken during pregnancy without the guidance of a skilled and knowledgeable, licensed healthcare provider.
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