Actaea racemosa in history
Actaea racemosa, or Cimicifuga racemosa or Black cohosh as it is also called, is a perennial herb, native to North America. 1
Traditionally, Actaea racemosa was used for the treatment of various concerns in women’s reproductive and gynaecological health, and also the urinary and musculoskeletal systems.
In the 1950s, it gained popularity among European women as a herbal medicine for menopausal complaints. 2-3
Today, there are different preparations and forms of Actaea racemosa widely used by women all around the world who are looking for a way to address hot flushes and other symptoms of menopause.