Definition of Blue cohosh
1. Noun. Tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally.
Group relationships: Caulophyllum, Genus Caulophyllum
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Blue cohosh
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1. Our Country Home: How We Transformed a Wisconsin Woodland by Frances Kinsley Hutchinson (1908)
"... with the assistance of the leaf and flower that these were blue cohosh berries. In a sheltered hollow the very last of October I found a blue lobelia in ..."
2. American Eclectic Obstetrics by John King (1855)
"It is sometimes combined with Black Cohosh for this purpose, and some accoucheurs prefer a combination of equal parts of blue cohosh, Black Cohosh, ..."
3. Organic materia medica: Including the Standard Remedies of the Leading by Parke, Davis & Company, Davis & Company Parke (1888)
"blue cohosh root, USP, compressed in pound packages for retailing purposes. ... A powdered preparation of blue cohosh root. Dose, 1 to 5 grains(0.06 to 0.3 ..."
4. Manual of therapeutics: Referring Especially to the Products of the by Davis & Company Parke, Parke, Davis & Company (1909)
"For Tincture blue cohosh Compound. Fluid Extract blue cohosh Compound (P., D. & Co.)... 4 fl. ozs. Diluted Alcohol sufficient to make 20 fl. ozs. ..."
5. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"Equal parts of extracts of geranium and dioscorea, and resin of blue cohosh, will be found a valuable mixture in ..."
6. Journal of Materia Medica (1868)
"INFUSION OF blue cohosh. Fluid Extract, 1 ounce. Water, 1 pint DOSE—Two to four ounces. SYRUP OF blue cohosh. Fluid Extract, 2 ounces. ..."