cim·i·cif·u·ga .sim-ə-'sif-yə-gə n
1 a) cap a small genus of perennial herbs (family Ranunculaceae) having white flowers in long racemes see BLACK COHOSH
b) a plant of the genus Cimicifuga
2) the dried rhizome and roots of black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) that were formerly used as a sedative and alterative in the treatment of rheumatism and chorea called also black cohosh root

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Cim·i·cif·u·ga (sim″ĭ-sifґu-gə) [L. cimex bug + fugare to put to flight] a genus of plants of the family Ranunculaceae. C. racemoґsa (L.) Nutt. is the black snakeroot or cohosh and has rootlets that are tonic and antispasmodic.

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