Blue Cohosh Root Powder
Caulophyllum thalictroidesBlue cohosh warms and dries benefiting women who experience amenorrhea (lack of menstruation) caused by being cold and damp. When the uterus is congested and cold, some of the resulting symptoms include delayed or no menstruation over several months; scant periods; irregular menstruation; lower abdominal cramps with the onset of the period; spastic dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) at the onset of menstruation; and ovarian and uterine pain associated with congestion and spasms. The root is also a uterine stimulant and relaxant, which means it can both move congestion and relax tension and spasms in the female reproductive system. It is for this reason that it is known as an abortive and should not be taken during pregnancy, unless under the strict guidance of a midwife for labor or dispelling the placenta.