Black cohosh is native to eastern North America, near the Appalachian Mountains. It grows wild and is called the “fairy candle” due to its tall white flowers, which grow from the stem. However, the root is what wild foragers are after; the root is dug up in the autumn, dried, and powdered. Black cohosh has traditionally been used by Native Americans for hundreds of years. Nature’s Way Black Cohosh Root helps support women’s health.