black snakeroot

Cimicifuga racemosa. An eastern North American perennial herb. A substance obtained from the root of the plant has been used in some cultures to treat a number of medical problems. It is being studied in the treatment of hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. The plant is also called black cohosh, rattlesnake root, bugwort, and bugbane.

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  • Black snakeroot — is a common name for several plants:* Cimicifuga racemosa , also known as black cohosh * Sanicula sp., also known as sanicle …   Wikipedia

  • black snakeroot — noun 1. deciduous low growing perennial of Canada and eastern and central United States • Syn: ↑Canada ginger, ↑Asarum canadense • Hypernyms: ↑wild ginger 2. North American bugbane found from Maine and Ontario to Wisconsin and south to Georgia •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • black snakeroot — kekinė juodžolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Actaea racemosa), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Actaea racemosa angl. black cohosh; black snakeroot šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • black snakeroot — black snake·root snā .krüt, .kru̇t n BLACK COHOSH …   Medical dictionary

  • black snakeroot — a tall bugbane, Cimicifuga racemosa, of the buttercup family, of eastern North America, having thin, tapering, toothed or deeply cut leaflets and branched clusters of small, white flowers. Also called black cohosh. [1690 1700, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Snakeroot — Snake root , n. (Bot.) Any one of several plants of different genera and species, most of which are (or were formerly) reputed to be efficacious as remedies for the bites of serpents; also, the roots of any of these. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snakeroot — ☆ snakeroot [snākro͞ot΄, snākroot΄ ] n. 1. any of a number of plants reputed to be remedies for snakebites, as the black snakeroot (genus Sanicula) of the umbel family or the white snakeroot ( Eupatorium rugosum) of the composite family 2. the… …   English World dictionary

  • black cohosh — n a perennial herb of the genus Cimicifuga (C. racemosa) whose rhizome and roots are the source of cimicifuga called also black snakeroot, bugbane * * * 1. Cimicifuga racemosa. 2. the fresh or dried root of C. racemosa, having estrogenic effects …   Medical dictionary

  • black cohosh — kekinė juodžolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėdryninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Actaea racemosa), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Actaea racemosa angl. black cohosh; black snakeroot šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • black cohosh — 1. See under cohosh. 2. See black snakeroot. [1820 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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