Blue cohosh has been used to stimulate menstrual flow, to induce labor, and for rheumatism, cramps, and epilepsy.
It is also used in formulas to relieve endometriosis, chlamydia and cervical dysplasia.
As a uterine tonic, it nourishes and revitalizes the uterine tissue in a variety of circumstances, including after pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion or coming off the Pill.
It is commonly used during the last 2-4 weeks of pregnancy to give the uterus a final toning, thus making the birthing process quicker. It can be used during birth to ease labor pains, jump-start a stalled labor. And after birth to deliver a retained placenta and stop bleeding by helping the uterus clamp down without causing the cervix to close as well.