blue cohosh is a plant. "cohosh" is from the algonquin indian word meaning "hard," and it refers to the advent of the roots. the root is used to make medicinal drug.
blue cohosh is used for exciting the uterus and starting exertions; starting menstruation; stopping muscle spasms; as a laxative; and for treating colic, sore throat, cramps, hiccups, epilepsy, hysterics, infection of the uterus, and joint conditions.
in ingredients, the roasted seeds of blue cohosh are used as a coffee replacement.
different names is blue cohosh known through:
actée à grappes bleu, blue ginseng, caulophylle, caulophylle faux-pigamon, caulophyllum, caulophyllum thalictroides, cohosh azul, cohosh bleu, graines à chapelet, léontice fake-pigamon, papoose root, cohosh azul, squaw root, yellow ginseng.
insufficient evidence to fee effectiveness for:
starting labor and menstruation.
more evidence is wanted to price the effectiveness of blue cohosh for these uses.