Beth Root Herbal Remedies
Beth root is used for vaginal infections, cramping, menorrhagia, and diarrhea. It is said to facilitate childbirth and regulate the menses. The astringent properties of beth root have made it useful for bleeding from the stomach or lungs and for excessive menstruation. Externally it is useful for wounds, sores, and varicose veins and as a douche for leucorrhea. Beth Root has a taste of PUNGENT, BITTER and a temperature of WARM.
Beth Root Proper Dose
|Beth Root Decoction||1/4-1/2 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Beth Root Tincture||1 dropperful 2-3 x daily|
Beth Root Reference Information
|Latin Name||Trillium erectum, T. spp.|
|Herb Forms||Bulk herb for tea, tincture.|
|Affects||Blood, Endocrine system, Urinary system|
|Cautions||Avoid during pregnancy. The rhizome is acrid and can cause irritation of the throat, stomach, and intestines in sensitive individuals, or when used excessively.|
|Botanical Info||A small perennial wildflower of hardwood and mixed forests. The plant is usually under 12 inches high, has 3 rounded green or green and purple mottled leaves, with one large star-like 3-petaled purple or white flower.|
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