Beth Root Trillium erectum
- Common Names
- Beth Root , Wake-robin
- Botanical Name
- Trillium erectum
Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Beth Root
How to Use| Side Effects | Plant & Garden|
- Medicinal Uses: * Cough
* Spring Tonics
- Properties: * Anodyne * emetic * Expectorant
- Parts Used: root
- Constituents: saponins
How to Use: Beth Root
Beth root has been used in folklore traditions as a tonic for women to treat menopausal and hormonal problems as a tonic to the female system. It was also used to as a parturition herb. 1 Beth root was used in early American cough and cold syrups as an expectorant. 2The saponins in beth root have been used as an industrial source for the pharmaceutical industry. While Beth root certainly has some good medicinal qualities, this species is considered to be endangered and should be conserved and not wildcrafted for use on a commercial basis. 3
Preparation Methods & Dosage :The root is taken as a tea or prepared as a tintcure, or syrup.
Beth Root Remedies
Beth Root Side Effects: Avoid during pregnancy
Perennial wildflower with star-like purple flowers
Regional Traditions :North America *
How to Grow Beth Root
Beth Root - Trillium erectum is on the United Plant Savers "At Risk" list. Wildcraft this plant responsibly and consider growing it if you have suitable garden space.
- Duke,James, Ph.D
- Alice Cooke Brown. "Early American Herb Recipes", (1966
- Hoffmann, David (2010-12-15). "Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine". Healing Arts Press.