Uses: Black Cohosh is a member of the Crowfoot family of plants
which grows on upland hillsides and woods.
Used to repel insects.
Snakebite has been treated by applying the fresh bruised root directly
to the bite.
Native American women
used the root to relieve the pain of childbirth and menstrual cramps.
It has also been used
to treat chronic bronchitis, measles, whooping cough, tuberculosis,
high blood pressure, migraine headaches, and rheumatism.
Small doses are effective
when treating children for diarrhea.