Blue cohosh, squaw root, papoose root.
Key Uses:Rheumatic pains affecting the small joints, particularly in conjunction with menstruation or uterine problemsUterine disorders, such as excessive bleeding and lack of uterine muscle tone
Origin : Native to eastern North America.
Background : Native Americans valued this plant highly for women, using it as a contraceptive, to regulate menstrual cycles, to induce labor, and for children’s colic.
Preparation : The fresh root is macerated in alcohol, diluted, and succussed.
Remedy Profile : This remedy is exclusively prescribed for symptoms in women who tend to be prone to restlessness, nervousness, and insomnia, if they have drunk too much coffee. In severe cases they may be unable to speak.
Caulophyllum is used primarily for problems of the uterus, such as excessive bleeding and lack of tone in the uterine muscles. There may be erratic or absent uterine muscle action during menstruation or during or following labor. Inner trembling may also occur.
The remedy is also used for rheumatic joint pains affecting the small joints, particularly if they occur in conjunction with menstruation or uterine problems. The fingers, toes, and ankles may be stiff, and the wrists may ache.
Symptoms Better : For warmth.
Symptoms Worse : For movement; for coffee; in the evening.