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Any of several North American plants, especially blue cohosh, black cohosh, and baneberry.

[From Eastern Abenaki kkwὰhas.]


(ˈkəʊhɒʃ; kəʊˈhɒʃ)
(Plants) any of several North American plants, such as the blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides: family Leonticaceae) and black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa: family Ranunculaceae)
[C18: probably of Algonquian origin]


(ˈkoʊ hɒʃ, koʊˈhɒʃ)

either of two unrelated plants of the eastern U.S., Cimicifugaracemosa, of the buttercup family, or Caulophyllumthalictroides, of the barberry family: both used in folk medicine.
[1790–1800, Amer.; < Eastern Abenaki kkwάhas]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cohosh - a plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berriescohosh - a plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berries
Actaea, genus Actaea - baneberry
baneberry - a poisonous berry of a plant of the genus Actaea
Actaea rubra, red baneberry, snakeberry, redberry, red-berry - North American perennial herb with alternately compound leaves and racemes of small white flowers followed by bright red oval poisonous berries
Actaea alba, doll's eyes, white baneberry, white bead, white cohosh - North American herb with white poisonous berries
poisonous plant - a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
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Black Cohosh is said to be effective at helping relieve hot flashes and night sweats.
Of the mentioned herbal medicines, Blue Cohosh, Black Cohosh, Black Haw, Cramp Bark, Ergot and Golden Seal were frequently mentioned.
The plant-based therapies found to be helpful included dietary soy isoflavones (found in foods including soybeans, soymilk, and tofu), soy extracts in supplement form, and herbal supplements containing red clover and black cohosh.
A traditional herbal medicine, derived from the root of the black cohosh plant, which comes in tablet form.
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WHEN THE MOTHER'S LABOR SLOWED at a birthing center, she received several medications including castor oil, blue cohosh, and black cohosh to induce labor.
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Commonly used herbs include black cohosh, red clover and agnus castus.
The active ingredients 5-HTP and black cohosh support estrogen and serotonin and expand the thermoregu-latoiy set-point.
Ingredients include black cohosh, and Synetrim CQ--a proprietary all-natural botanical extract--as well as soy isoflavones.
Concurrent to a clinical trial of black cohosh for menopausal hot flashes, the long-term stability of the black cohosh, over the duration of the clinical trial, was examined.
black cohosh flowers in tight white clusters, eye-high stem, the sweet,