Black cohosh is a North American herb with a long history of use, particularly for issues that concern women. In fact, it was commonly prescribed by 19th century Eclectic physicians to address gynecological disorders as well as kidney ailments. While the dried chopped root is usually decocted to make teas and tinctures, the powdered root is more commonly encapsulated as a dietary supplement.
Black Cohosh Root powder, 1/4lb
Triterpene glycosides, such as Acetin and Cimicifugoside; Isoflavones, such as Formononetin, which binds to estrogen receptor sites. Other compounds include aromatic acids, tannins, resins, fatty acids, starches, and sugars, salicylic acid, and isoferulic acid.