Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides L.)

Berberidaceae Barberry family




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The Herb Book, by John Lust, pg., 129.
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Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke, Plate 17, pg., 206.
Herb Gardening, compiled by The Robison York State Herb Garden, pg., 163.
Planetary Herbology, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., pgs., 121, 281-282.
American Folk Medicine, by Clarence Meyer, pg., 284.
Indian Herbalogy of North America, by Alma R. Hutchens, pgs., 56-57, 86, 105, 185, 231, 261.
How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine, & Crafts, by Frances Densmore, pg., 295.
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, by James F. Balch, M.D. and Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C., pg., 48.
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, pg., 1652. The Herbalist Almanac, by Clarence Meyer, pg., 85.
The Yoga of Herbs, by Dr. David Frawley & Dr. Vasant Lad, pg., 195.
Webster's New World Dictionary, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, pg., 272.
The Rodale Herb Book, edited by William H. Hylton, pgs., 99, 408-409.


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