Black Cohosh, Black Bugbane, Black Snakeroot, Fairy Candle CIMICIFUGA racemosa - Actaea racemosa

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Botanical Name:

CIMICIFUGA racemosa

Family:

RANUNCULACEAE

Genus:

CIMICIFUGA

Species:

racemosa

Common Name:

Black Cohosh, Black Bugbane, Black Snakeroot, Fairy Candle

Seeds Per Pound:
177,060
Quantity:
0.12 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
35
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
4 feet
Collection Locale:
Minnesota
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3
In Stock: 0.12 lb
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Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.
Other: germination may be delayed until the following year.
In a Nutshell:
* Actaea racemosa (black cohosh, black bugbane, black snakeroot, fairy candle; syn. Cimicifuga racemosa) is a species of flowering plant of the family Ranunculaceae. It is native to eastern North America from the extreme south of Ontario to central Georgia, and west to Missouri and Arkansas. It grows in a variety of woodland habitats, and is often found in small woodland openings. The roots and rhizomes have long been used medicinally by Native Americans. Extracts from these plant materials are thought to possess analgesic, sedative, and anti-inflammatory properties.
* A. racemosa grows in dependably moist, fairly heavy soil. It bears tall tapering racemes of white midsummer flowers on wiry black-purple stems, whose mildly unpleasant, medicinal smell at close range gives it the common name "Bugbane". The drying seed heads stay handsome in the garden for many weeks.
* Black cohosh is used today mainly as a dietary supplement marketed to women as remedies for the symptoms of premenstrual tension, menopause and other gynecological problems.
* Cohosh comes from an Algonquin word meaning rough in reference to the appearance of plant rhizomes. more...
* Native Americans used black cohosh to treat gynecological and other disorders, including sore throats, kidney problems, and depression. Following the arrival of European settlers in the U.S. who continued the medicinal usage of black cohosh, the plant appeared in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia in 1830 under the name “black snakeroot”. more...