blue cohosh

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Related to blue cohosh: black cohosh, dong quai, pennyroyal
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Synonyms for blue cohosh

tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally

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Caption: Blue cohosh should be avoided in the first trimester.
For example, US paediatricians reported the case of a newborn baby whose mother had taken blue cohosh to promote uterine contractions (Jones and Lawson, 1998).
The team examined dang gui (Angelica sinensis), a plant used in Chinese medicine as a female tonic; hops (Humulus lupulus), a familiar ingredient in beer; vitex (Vitex angus-castus), a Mediterranean plant used to relieve menopausal symptoms; black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa), a plant that Native Americans relied on as a cure for menopausal symptoms; blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides), a plant also used by Native Americans; and licorice root (Glycyrrhiza uralensis), the flavoring of the candy by the same name, now taken in the Netherlands as a female tonic.
I told my roommates to get a hotel room until the next day and I drank Blue Cohosh tea all day.
Blue cohosh used to stimulate labor, should be wholly avoided in pregnancy.
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One Web site promotes black cohosh and blue cohosh for use during pregnancy while another red flags these herbs as too dangerous to use during pregnancy.