September 25, 2016

Aletris

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What other names is Aletris known by?

Ague Grass, Ague Root, Alétris, Alétris Farineux, Aletris farinosa, Aloerot, Blazing Star, Colic Root, Crow Corn, Devil's-bit, Licorne Vraie, Maïs des Corbeaux, Stargrass, Starwort, True Unicorn Root, Unicorn Root, Whitetube Stargrass.

What is Aletris?

Aletris is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.

People use aletris for digestion problems including colic, constipation, diarrhea, gas, and upset stomach. They also use it for joint and muscle pain (rheumatism), muscle spasms, fluid retention, and infertility.

Women use aletris to relieve menstrual disorders and prevent miscarriage.

Some people use it as a general tonic or as a sedative to promote relaxation.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Joint and muscle pain (rheumatism).
  • Constipation.
  • Gas.
  • Colic.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Upset stomach.
  • Menstrual disorders.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate aletris for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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