Black cohosh Dahurian

A perennial herbaceous plant from the ranunculaceae family with a multi-headed rhizome, from which one or more stems up to 1.5 m high depart. Leaves are twice or thrice divided, on petioles. The flowers are small, white, pleasantly fragrant, unisexual, collected in paniculate racemose inflorescences. The fruit is a complex leaflet. Blossoms in July-August, fruits ripen in August-September.

It is found in Transbaikalia, Amur and Primorye. It grows in dry valley meadows, in thickets of shrubs, in clearings and edges of oak and birch forests.

For medicinal purposes, rhizomes with roots are used. The active ingredients in them have not been studied. Black cohosh raw materials are harvested in autumn, in August-September. Dug out rhizomes with roots are washed from the soil, the stems are thrown away, cutting them off at the very base, thick rhizomes are cut along, and sometimes cut into pieces. Raw materials are dried in air and dried in a ventilated room. Well-dried raw materials become brittle.

In medical practice, qi-micifuga tincture (20% in 70 ° alcohol) is used as a sedative for increased nervous excitability, hysteria, migraine, insomnia, etc. In addition, it is used in the initial stages of hypertension, because it has an effect leading to a gradual decrease in blood pressure and a significant improvement in the well-being of the sick. Used in folk medicine for snake bites, venereal diseases.


Tincture is released in pharmacies in finished form without a doctor’s prescription. Take 50-60 drops 2-3 times every day. Since the tincture is non-toxic, long-term use is likely. You can prepare the tincture yourself: 1 part of crushed roots and rhizomes to 5 parts of 70% alcohol, insist 5 days. Take with water 30 drops 3 times every day. The course of treatment is 30-45 days.

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