False Unicorn Herbal Remedies
False unicorn root is an excellent female tonic--an ovarian adaptogen--which can be taken long-term in small doses (20-30 drops 2-3 x daily) and is used for painful menstruation, amenorrhea, threatened abortion, and morning sickness. It is also indicated for leukorrea and uterine prolapse as well as being valuable during menopause. False unicorn root can be helpful for low sex drive associated with congested energy and blood in the sexual organs. It may be useful for poor appetite and for bladder conditions, such as frequent urination (especially during the night), due to pelvic congestion. False Unicorn has a taste of BITTER, ACRID and a temperature of WARM.
False Unicorn Proper Dose
|False Unicorn Capsules||2-5 capsules daily|
|False Unicorn Infusion||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|False Unicorn Tincture||40-60 drops 2-3 x daily|
False Unicorn Reference Information
|Latin Name||Chamaelireum luteum|
|Other Names||Blazing star|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Endocrine system, Liver|
|Cautions||Avoid during pregnancy. May cause gastrointestinal irritation in large doses.|
|Botanical Info||A one to four feet erect plant of wet places of the eastern U.S. with basal leaves and long, slender spikes of small cream-colored flowers.|
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