Native Americans called Black Cohosh "squaw root," suggesting a rich tradition of use in the maintenance of female reproductive health.
Associated with the rich deciduous forests of eastern North America, Black Cohosh is a member of the butter-cup family. Its name is derived from an Algonquin word associated with pregnancy. Today it is widely used in domestic practice for women.
- Good water is an essential part of brewing a great cup of tea. We recommend using spring or filtered water.
- Be sure to relax! Some of the most enjoyable aspects of tea are the calmness and ritual that surround it.
- If you desire a medicinal tea: This herb has a tough cellular structure and some heat is required to release all of its medicinal properties and flavour. Use one tea bag per cup of hot water in a stainless steel or glass pot, cover, boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 20 minutes. This is known as the decoction method. Extra tea can be kept in a covered glass jar for a day or two in the refrigerator.
- If you desire a pleasure tea or quick brew, use one teabag per cup of hot water. Pour boiling water over teabags, cover, and let steep 5 to 7 minutes to taste. Enjoy!
Organic Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)