Remember, like a plant you can be strong and nuturing at the same time. You can heal the world and yourself at the same time. You can be wild and beautiful and completely out of the ordinary. Like a plant you are uniquely wonderful.
Blue cohosh was once used extensively as a medicinal herb by several native American tribes, and many of the herb’s uses were soon adopted by the European settlers.
It was primarily used for ailments related to women’s health, especially during labor and birth.
The herb was used to reinforce contractions and restore or speed up slow labor due to lack of muscle strength in the womb.
It was also considered to have relaxing effect during labor and to relieve anxiety and pain during pregnancy.
Current application of blue cohosh as herbal medicine does not differ significantly from the traditional use.
The herb is still considered by some herbalists and midwives as a tonic for the womb and a remedy that can relieve pain in the uterus and fallopian tubes.
The artichoke plant as it is known today is a cultivated form that probably derived from the artichoke thistle or the cardoon (Cynara cardunculus).
The Ancient Romans and Greeks knew the plant and cultivated it as a food crop in southern parts of Europe for centuries. It is believed that both the cardoon and the artichoke originated in Morocco or the Canary Islands.
Today, it’s an important vegetable and is grown on a large scale in many areas of the world with temperate or subtropical climate, particularly in France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, and California in the United States
The herb is often used internally as a tea or in tablet or capsule form to treat liver and gallbladder diseases such as liver damage, cirrhosis, hepatitis, and jaundice.