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Black Cohosh: Help For Menopause

Energy Medicine, Flower Essences, Herbal Remedies, Spirituality | Posted by Kim
Jan 27 2013

Black Cohosh Helps You Wave Goodbye to An Old Friend

Black Cohosh is an excellent herb for easing both the physical and the spiritual symptoms of menopause and other female health issues.

Remember when you got your first period? The exciting, yet somehow-at-the-same time terrifying realization that now, you were able to conceive; you could actually create life! That heralding of womanhood made all the discomfort worth it. Having periods every month was inconvenient and sometimes bothersome. But they were also familiar companions whose visits you could mark on your calendar to spend time with your most intimate self and commune with your creative femininity.

That’s why, in the old days, women would refer their periods as having their “friend.” No wonder getting toward the end of that path is seldom an entirely smooth transition. When you no longer have monthly cycles, you have to find a different kind of compass to get your life back in rhythm. Black Cohosh can help you lift your hand and wave good-bye to your old best friend.

 

Black Cohosh, a member of the ranunculacea family, is a wildflower native to eastern North America. Cohosh is an Algonquian word meaning ‘rough,’ named after the plant’s lumpy and knotted brown-black rhizomes that drill deep into the earth. Its spiky white flowers, by contrast, point straight up to the sun. It’s also been called rattletop for the sound its dry seed pods make. The Black Cohosh plant also has a strong odor that is believed to repel insects.

Black Cohosh contains phytoestrogens, making it a natural alternative to hormone replacements and a favored ingredient in any menopause formula. Native Americans have used the rhizome to relieve a wide array of female issues, from easing menstrual cramps to easing childbirth.

As both a nervine and mild tonic, Black Cohosh has been used to treat everything from arthritis, coughs, diabetes, ringing in the ears, neuralgia, malaria, yellow fever, and lung disorders. It’s also sometimes referred to as black snakeroot because the rhizomes are also good as poultices for snakebites.

Black Cohosh flower essences helps you adjust to the changes, of both your physical and subtle body. Black Cohosh helps you redefine your femininity while keeping you connected to your female divinity. It lends grounded strength and eternal courage for overcoming obstacles along life’s path such as addictions, emotional dependencies, and lack of self-confidence. True liberation may follow, as the soul gives rise to the luminous purity of the essential, divine self reborn.

Black Cohosh’s Secret Lore  

Black Cohosh is considered the embodiment of female energy and corresponds to the Second Chakra (Womb, Creativity). The purity of its white flowers are said to embody the power of transformation, from their dark tangled roots buried deep in the earth to their unbelievably perky flowers. Kali, the black warrior goddess is Black Cohosh’s archetype. Kali knows how to untangle even the tightest knots, and can give reassuring comfort to a woman who is transforming from her fertile, childbearing years to a post-menopausal state.

A good affirmation while meditating on Black Cohosh is, “I trust my life and easily transition my creative flow to spiritual knowing.”

Warnings: Blue Cohosh or White Cohosh are different plants and may not have the same effects or benefits as Black Cohosh. Black Cohosh has a potent effect on estrogen and can be used to induce labor. It may increase or decrease the effects of estrogen in the body so should be used with caution and the advice of a physician or naturopath.

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