Nature’s Answer Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is a perennial that grows as large as eight feet, and favors shady spots in woods and shrubby areas. It’s easily identified by its creamy white or yellow flower spikes. Black Cohosh Root is found in Eastern Canada and the US, growing as far south as Florida. It’s also found growing wild in Europe, having been self-seeded from cultivated plants. The word Cohosh is a Native American word which means “rough” referring to the plant’s gnarled root structure. The root of the plant has been used extensively by Native Americans for female complaints, which is why one of its nicknames is “squawroot.” It is the dark, tough, knotty rhizomes, which are harvested in the fall, that contain the important compounds. Black cohosh became popular in the 1990s as a growing number of women sought more natural alternatives for menstrual issues and hot flashes associated with menopause.* Nature’s Answer Black cohosh promotes female hormonal balance naturally.* This super concentrated extract gives you a full 40 mg of herb in each serving of ONE DROPPERFUL (1 ml). And because it’s a highly concentrated liquid, it is absorbed faster.