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.