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.
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, www.anniesremedy.com, www.herbs2000.com, www.witchipedia.com, And our own private collection of grimoires and herbal lore