Botanical Name – Cimicifuga foetida
Chinese Name – SHENG MA
English Name – Large Trifolious Bugbane Root
Cimicifuga (bugbane or cohosh) is a genus of between 12-18 species of flowering plants belonging to the family Ranunculaceae.
It is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, growing most commonly in E. Asia – C. Russia to Japan.
Cimicifuga foetida is a Perennial growing to 1.5 m by 0.6 m. It grows in Shrubberies and forest clearings on open humus-rich soils.