bugwort

bugwort
Cimicifuga racemosa. An eastern North American perennial herb. A substance obtained from the root of the plant has been used in some cultures to treat a number of medical problems. It is being studied in the treatment of hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. The plant is also called black cohosh, black snakeroot, rattlesnake root, and bugbane.

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  • Bugwort — Bug wort , n. (Bot.) Bugbane. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bugwort — bugˈbane or bugˈwort noun A ranunculaceous plant (Cimicifuga foetida) related to baneberry, reputed to drive away insects • • • Main Entry: ↑bug bugwort see ↑bugbane above. • • • Main Entry: ↑bug …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bugbane — Bug bane , n. (Bot.) A perennial white flowered herb of the order {Ranunculace[ae]} and genus {Cimiciguga}; bugwort. There are several species. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black cohosh — Cimicifuga racemosa. An eastern North American perennial herb. A substance obtained from the root of the plant has been used in some cultures to treat a number of medical problems. It is being studied in the treatment of hot flashes and other… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • black snakeroot — Cimicifuga racemosa. An eastern North American perennial herb. A substance obtained from the root of the plant has been used in some cultures to treat a number of medical problems. It is being studied in the treatment of hot flashes and other… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • bugbane — Cimicifuga racemosa. An eastern North American perennial herb. A substance obtained from the root of the plant has been used in some cultures to treat a number of medical problems. It is being studied in the treatment of hot flashes and other… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • rattlesnake root — Cimicifuga racemosa. An eastern North American perennial herb. A substance obtained from the root of the plant has been used in some cultures to treat a number of medical problems. It is being studied in the treatment of hot flashes and other… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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