What Is a Black Cohosh Plant?


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Black cohosh plants are perennial plants native to North America known for their medicinal properties. They are not invasive or aggressive, and they display ornamental flowers in the mid-to-late summer.

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What Is a Black Cohosh Plant?
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Black cohosh plants thrive in damp, acidic soil with partial shade. They display green-colored leaves and plumes of white flowers on long stalks. The plants typically grow from 5 to 8 feet with proper sunlight and soil. Without proper soil and light, the plants may be stunted and without flowers.

The plants can be used in medicine, primarily as alternatives to standard hormone therapies. It can help relieve symptoms of menopause and side effects of premenstrual syndrome.

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