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Question 1: Extracts from these plant materials are thought to possess ________, sedative, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugStimulantAnalgesicDissociative

Question 2: Reported direct side-effects also include dizziness, headaches, and seizures; diarrhea; nausea and vomiting; sweating; ________; low blood pressure and slow heartbeats; and weight problems.
Crohn's diseaseUlcerative colitisConstipationIrritable bowel syndrome

Question 3: cycloartanes), have been shown to reduce ________-induced bone loss (osteoporosis) by blocking osteoclastogenesis in in vitro and in vivo models.

Question 4: [3] Blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides), despite its similar common name, is a plant of another ________ and not closely related to black cohosh.
SpeciesGenusLifeBiological classification

Question 5: Black cohosh is used as ________ marketed to women as remedies for the symptoms of premenstrual tension, menopause and other gynecological problems.
Dietary supplementWolfberryHerbalismVitamin

Question 6: [3] However, recent data from morphological and gene ________ analyses demonstrate that black cohosh is more closely related to species of the genus Actaea than to other Cimicifuga species.
EvolutionComputational phylogeneticsPhylogeneticsClade

Question 7: Actaea racemosa (black cohosh, black bugbane or black snakeroot or fairy candle; syn. Cimicifuga racemosa) is a plant of the family ________.
AnemoneRanunculaceaeFlowering plantAquilegia

Question 8: [5] Complex biological molecules, such as triterpene ________ (e.g.

Question 9: The plant species has a history of taxonomic uncertainty dating back to ________, who—based on morphological characteristics of the inflorescence and seeds—had placed the species into the genus, Actaea.
BotanyBiologyCarl LinnaeusCharles Darwin

Question 10: It is native to eastern North America from the extreme south of Ontario south to central Georgia, and west to Missouri and ________.

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