Herb of the Day: Blue Cohosh

Blue cohosh is a beautiful herb best known by midwives. It's also commonly used for seizures and many other health concerns.

Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalactroides) is also called squaw root or papoose root. It was commonly used by Native American tribes and later by Europeans and midwives. It is commonly found in the eastern forest of the US though it can be found across many parts of North America.

Traditional Uses:

  • Starting labor
  • Constipation
  • Hiccups
  • Seizures
  • Cramps
  • Sore Throats
  • Labor

Use in Labor

Blue Cohosh is traditionally used with false labor, to prevent miscarriage, and to assist by dilating the cervix. It is also used as a uterine stimulant and for toning and inflammation.

TriLight’s Use of Blue Cohosh

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Blue Cohosh can be found in: Hear No EvilHem HaltLabor PrepStart Up, and Female Formula.

labor prep

Labor Prep contains herbs that are traditionally used to prepare the uterus for birth. Many reviewers have found it to ease the process.

Kim says,

“I have used this product for the last three out of four deliveries and am about to order it for the fifth. I have no doubts that this product has helped aid in shorter and less painful deliveries.”


start up

Start Up contains herbs to naturally induce labor and support the natural birth process.

Annalea says,

“This is my favorite herbal combination ever. I seem to always go to 42 weeks, but after taking this for a couple of days, it kicks my system into gear, and I go into labor. Once labor begins, I take this once, and things progress smoothly and quickly.”

Caution: Contraindicated during pregnancy except during the last month under the guidance of a health care practitioner.

 Image by Kerry Wixted
Note: TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using products with any other medications. Our statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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