Black Cohosh - black snake root

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Black Snake root, dried (Not the other Black Snake Root, sanicula marilandica)


Botanical name: Cimicifuga racemosa

Folk Names: Black Snake Root, Bugbane, Rattle Root, Squaw Root, Actaea, Cimicifuga.

Gender: Masculine 

Powers: Love, Courage, Protection, Potency

Magickal Uses: Black Cohosh is most commonly used in love sachets and poppets for love magick and added to a bath for impotency. 

The dried herb is carried to provide courage and can be sprinkled around the home or a room to drive away negative energies and evil presences.

Healing Properties: Black Snake Root (Black Cohosh) is used to treat menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes/flushes, irritability, mood swings and sleep disturbances. It is also used for PMS, menstrual irregularities, uterine spasms and has been indicated for reducing inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and neuralgia.


*Do not confuse the two different types of Black Snake Root when using for medicinal purposes and always check with a licensed practitioner

*Our herbs are packaged in little plastic ziplock bags with labels


Information Sourced From: Cunninghams' Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham. 
Wikipedia,,,, And our own private collection of grimoires and herbal lore