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Warning: Many herbs adversely interact with modern medicines and should only be taken after consulting with medical professionals. Use as directed by a health care provider. Always follow the manufacturers dosage guidelines!



TRUE UNICORN ROOT (Aletris farinosa)

Other names for True Unicorn Root are Colicroot, Colicweed, Stargrass, Starwort, Star-root, Blazing Star, Agueroot, Aloeroot. Ague Grass, Black root, Huskwort, Bitter Grass, Crow Corn, Bettie Grass, Devil's Bit, Unicornplant, Unicorn's horn, and Ague root amongst others.

True Unicorn Root is a perennial herb belonging to the Lily family. Aletris farinosa is a eastern North American plant found in swampy or wet sandy woods from Florida to southern Canada.

TRUE UNICORN ROOT (Aletris farinosa) The parts of the plant used are the root and dried rhizome. True Unicorn Root has a peculiar sweet and bitter taste.

Benefits and uses:
Aletris farinosa's medicinal constituents are steroidal saponins, primarily diosgenin and gentrogenin, and alkaloids, essential oil, resin, and starch. The herb has been used for a variety of ailments over the centuries.

- dried it is used as a bitter tonic and its tincture or decoction for colic and hysteria
- to tone up the stomach, aid with diarrhea and flatulence
- it is excellent aid for digestion.
- other uses are to treat amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, rheumatism and snake bites.
- it is said to cure various gynecologic conditions
- True Unicorn Root is used as a sedative and to prevent habitual miscarriage
- it can be used for the entire period of pregnancy as it has simulative properties. It is valuable for treating sterility and impotency problems

True Unicorn Root Tea:

To make True Unicorn Root Tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water onto 2 Teaspoons of dried herb. Let steep for 15 minutes and enjoy. The herbal tea can be had up to three times per day.

Cautions:
There aren known side effects with normal use. When taking as a concentrated tincture, always follow the label directions.
True unicorn root should not be confused with false unicorn root (Helonias luteum or Chamaelirium luteum). These herbs differ in chemical composition and herbalistic uses.


FALSE UNICORN ROOT (Chamaelirium luteum)

False Unicorn Root is also known as Starwort, Helonias Root, Devil's Bit, Devil's Bite, Blazing Star Root and Fairy Wand.

This herb belongs to the family Liliaceae or the lily family and is native to eastern North America.

FALSE UNICORN ROOT (Chamaelirium luteum) The medicinal parts of the palnt used are the dried rhizome and the root. The Helonias Root has a a strong bitter flavour. The herb was traditionally used by the Native Americans and adopted into the main stream.

Benefits and uses:
- False Unicorn Root is a good tonics to strengthen the reproductive system
- it restores tone and vigor to the reproductive organs. - it is useful in delayed or absent menstruation
- Helonias Root is used to prevent miscarriage and ease morning sickness

- the herb acts as a uterine tonic
- it is also beneficial to male reproductive organs
- it is a good liver and digestive tract tonic
- False Unicorn Rootand is beneficial in the removal of tape worms
- False Unicorn is also used to treat venereal disease, especially gonorrhea. The root cleaned, boiled and simmered in water is used as a douche and cleansing agent

False Unicorn Root Tea:
A herbal tea is made with l or 2 teaspoons of the root placed into a cup of boiling water left to simmer for l0 to l5 minutes. It can be drunk up to three times a day. More often for the prevention of mis carriage.

As a cure for bad breath a gargle of False Unicorn Root Tea can be taken hourly.

Cautions:
Large doses of False Unicorn Root will cause (many times the recommended dosage) nausea and vomiting.

There are no known side effects with normal use. When taking as a concentrated tincture, always follow the label directions.
False unicorn root should not be confused with True Unicorn Root (Aletris farinosa). These herbs differ in chemical composition and herbalistic uses.


Warning: Many herbs adversely interact with modern medicines and should only be taken after consulting with medical professionals. Use as directed by a health care provider. Always follow the manufacturers dosage guidelines!




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