caulophyllum meaning

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Noun: Caulophyllum
  1. Blue cohosh
    - genus Caulophyllum

Type of: magnoliid dicot genus

Part of: barberry family, Berberidaceae, family Berberidaceae

Encyclopedia: Caulophyllum

A plant genus of the family BERBERIDACEAE (sometimes classified as Leonticaceae),most notably Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx.


  1. _Black cohosh ( Cimicifuga racemosa ), blue cohosh ( Caulophyllum thalictroides ), Dong quai ( Angelica sinensis ) : Contain estrogen-like chemicals.
  2. Historically the root of " Caulophyllum " has been used as a medicine for : cancer, internal parasites, smooth muscle function, spasms, diuretic, menstruation, and childbirth.
  3. It blooms around 10-15 days earlier than its relative, " Caulophyllum thalictroides " . " C . thalictroides " also differs by having more abundant flowers that are yellow or green.

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