False Unicorn Root Herbal Remedies
False unicorn root is mainly known as a uterine tonic and is of value for leukorrea, menopause, and uterine prolapse. It is often an ingredient in formulas used to prevent miscarriage and to alleviate nausea during pregnancy, for which it is best to consult a qualified herbalist or health care practitioner before using. Unicorn Root, False has a taste of ACRID, ASTRINGENT and a temperature of COOL.
False Unicorn Root Proper Dose
|False Unicorn Root Decoction||1-2 cups 2 x daily|
|False Unicorn Root Tincture||2-4 droppersful 2 x daily|
False Unicorn Root Reference Information
|Latin Name||Chamaelirium luteum|
|Other Names||Helonias Root|
|Part Used||Root, Rhizome|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, capsule, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Reproductive system, Urinary system|
|Cautions||Contraindicated during pregnancy. The herb is sometimes taken for morning sickness and threatened miscarriage in small doses under the supervision of an experienced herbalist. Large doses may cause vomiting. Populations of this herb are declining; use |
|Botanical Info||A perennial herb in the lily family from wet shadey places in the eastern U.S., growing to four feet tall with basal leaves and tall spires of small cream-colored flowers.|
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