Unicorn Root Aletris farinosa

Aletris farinosa
Curtis's Botanical Magazine v. 34 (1811)
  • Common Names
  • Unicorn Root - Colic Root , Star grass, ague-root, true unicorns root, devils bit
  • Botanical Name
  • Aletris farinosa
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Unicorn Root - Colic Root

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How to Use: Unicorn Root

The bitter tasting roots are known best as a female tonic, and a useful uterine sedative that used in cases of chronic miscarriage (do not self prescribe, see a licensed practitioner for this condition).

Preparation Methods & Dosage :The useful properties are better extracted by alcohol rather than in tea. Small doses of 5 to 10 drops of tincture are prescribed in Potter's Cyclopaedia.

Unicorn Root Side Effects: Overuse can cause nausea

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books citedWorks Cited
  1. Nelson Coon. "Using Plants for Healing", (1963),pg. 52 Rodale