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Actaea racemosa

Relieving gynaecological disorders with Actaea racemosa

Actaea racemosa or black cohosh is a plant native to North America that blooms in July. The plant can reach a height of 2 meters and its dried roots are used in homeopathy. Actaea Racemosa is available in the trade under different forms, although it is most often found in the form of granules. This remedy is effective in treating many diseases, including gynecological disorders, trauma complications and behavioural disorders. Among other things, a substance found in Actaea racemosa, and of which the effects resemble those of oestrogen, explains its many virtues in gynecology.

Indications for use in gynaecology

Actaea racemosa was already used by Native Americans to facilitate childbirth and to alleviate the pathological problems linked to menstruation. The premenstrual syndromes, such as feelings of heaviness in the pelvic region and breast pain, can be treated with this drug. It can also be applied for disorders that occur during menstruation, especially in case of irregular or excessive blood flow.

This drug is also recommended at the onset of catamenial headaches, which occur during menstruation or menopause. Thanks to Actaea Racemosa, disorders that appear during the state of gestation may be reduced, just like the contractions present towards the end of pregnancy. Actaea Racemosa may also help the patient further prepare childbirth by regularly using this medication a few weeks before childbirth and during uterine contractions.

Indications for use in rheumatology

Actaea racemosa is a remedy that is recommended for many cases of trauma. Among other things, it works remarkably well on the sciatic nerves, especially those located on the body’s left side, and that run from the back towards the leg. Stiff neck and muscle tendinitis of the Achilles tendon can also be treated with this plant. Actaea racemosa reduces wear and tear caused by intense exercise and muscles will feel less painful. Finally, this plant can also be used in rheumatology, especially for treating pain resulting from rheumatisms that affect the back and the cervical vertebrae as well as neuralgia.

Behavioural Disorders

Apart from traumatology and gynaecology, Actaea racemosa is also used for treating behavioural disorders. This medication allows the patient to have a better sense of reality and helps him or her make decisions more easily. In addition, this homeopathic remedy is effective in the treatment of insomnia, claustrophobia and depression.

Dosage in case of menstrual disorders

Actaea racemosa is a remedy that must be swallowed without food and in the absence of stimulants or toxic substances, such as coffee or tobacco. In addition, this remedy can be administered to pregnant women and nursing mothers. Regarding disorders related to menstruation, take 5 granules of Actaea racemosa 15 CH every morning and every evening during menstruation. If the disorder is present between menstruation cycles, the recommended dose is 5 granules of Actaea Racemosa 9 CH every morning and every evening during the period that lasts from the cycle’s seventh day to the fifteenth.

Concerning headaches and muscle pain, an adequate dose is 5 granules d’Actaea Racemosa 9 CH, taken when the pain manifests itself. In order to regulate the labour during childbirth, it is recommended to take 5 granules of Actaea Racemosa 9 CH as well as 5 granules of Caulophyllum thalictroides 9 CH twice a day, a week before the due date. Actaea racemosa may be also accompanied by a weekly dose of Gelsemium sempervirens, to be taken 4 weeks before childbirth.

Dosage in case of rheumatic disorders

In case of stiff neck, take five granules of Actaea racemosa 9 CH four times a day, until the pain completely disappears. In order to relieve cervicobrachial pain syndrome, it is recommended to take 5 granules of Actaea Racemosa 9 CH as many times as necessary until the pain dissapears. As for Achilles tendinitis, take 5 granules of Actaea racemosa 7 to 9 CH three times a day for a duration of two weeks. Finally, in case of cervicalgia, it is advisable to take 5 granules of Actaea Racemosa 5 CH as soon as an inflammation appears.

Dosage in case of behavioural disorders

To relieve mood disorders and insomnia, it is advisable to take 5 granules of Actaea racemosa 15 CH before going to bed.

Treatments and pathologies related to “Actaea racemosa”

Associated treatments

  • Bovista Gigantea
  • Caulophyllum thalictroides
  • Folliculinum
  • Gelsemium Sempervirens
  • Ignatia Amara
  • Lac caninum
  • Lachner Tinctoria
  • Magnesia Carbonica
  • Spigelia anthelmia

Associated diseases

  • Delivery
  • Neck pain
  • Cephalalgia
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Neuralgia
  • Intermenstrual syndrome
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Torticollis


Good to know: Actaea Racemosa is a top-grade drug in gynaecology. Indeed, it is convenient for dealing with menstrual, pregnancy and menopausal complications. However, its working range is not limited to these point,s as this homeopathic remedy is also suitable for people with muscle and bone problems.

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