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Avena Botanicals Black Cohosh

Avena Botanicals Black Cohosh - 1 oz


Avena Botanicals Black Cohosh encourages a balanced response to occasional menstrual and postpartum discomfort. Supports resilience with menopausal moods and encourages overall ease.*


This unique and beautiful woodland plant, native to the eastern woodlands of what is today known as North America, grows abundantly in our Biodynamic gardens. Long-used by Indigenous women, it is important that this plant be protected, cultivated, and given to Indigenous-led apothecaries and medicine trails.**


Black Cohosh root supports women and other individuals during times of hormonal transition such as postpartum and helps with resilience when experiencing occasional sleeplessness, mood swings, tension, stress, discomfort, and hot flashes during menopause.


Brings a cooling and drying quality to the perimenopausal and menopausal transition. Supports healthy nerves, muscles, and joints. Consider Black Cohosh to ease occasional discomfort around menses, alone or with other herbs such as Valerian Tincture and/or Menstrual Support.


A balancing and refreshing herb with a relaxing regenerative effect on the body and mind. Used over a period of time, Black Cohosh can have a tonifying effect on the nervous system and the musculature of the body, which includes smooth muscles like the uterus.


**Avena donates proceeds from the sale of Black Cohosh Tincture to the Wabanaki Community Herbal Apothecary.


Garden Notes: Thousands of native bees love exploring the tall, white, flowering spires of the Black Cohosh plants growing abundantly in our garden. This special woodland plant, native to the whole Appalachian Region, awakens curiosity and respect in gardeners. Once the seeds are collected for sowing and sharing every fall, we dig the roots from our Biodynamic garden and tincture them fresh. This is a plant herbalist Deb Soule has been tending for over 20 years; she continues to learn about propagating its seeds so she can pass on more plants to an Indigenous-led apothecary in Maine.


Taste / Energetics: cooling, slightly sweet, slightly bitter, slightly aromatic, balancing, grounding, refreshing.


Actions: nervine, antispasmodic, uterine tonic, emmenagogue, parturient, mildly calming.


When to reach for it: Postpartum. During perimenopause and menopause to support mood, temperature, and general stress. During menses. To support the musculoskeletal system.


About Black Cohosh: Hundreds of bees love exploring the tall, white, flowering spires of the Black Cohosh plants growing in Avena's garden. This elegant plant, native to the Appalachia Region, captures the curiosity of gardeners and visitors alike. It is quite a special woodland herb that grows abundantly on Avena’s biodynamic farm and has a long history of use amongst Native American women. 


Botanical Name: Cimicifuga racemosa

Part Used: Fresh root

Ingredients: Certified Biodynamic and Sustainably Wildcrafted Black Cohosh root, Certified Organic Pure Grain Alcohol, Springwater


Ethically sourced and produced.

Proudly Palm Free

100% Traceable

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