August 30, 2016

False Unicorn

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What other names is False Unicorn known by?

Alétris, Blazing Star, Chamaelire Doré, Chamaelirium luteum, Chamaelirium carolianum, Fairywand, Fausse Licorne, Helonias, Helonias dioica, Helonias lutea, Plante Étoilée, Starwort, Unicornio Falso, Veratrum luteum.

What is False Unicorn?

False unicorn is an herb. The underground stem (rhizome) and root are used to make medicine.

Women use false unicorn for treating ovarian cysts, menstrual problems, menopausal symptoms, vomiting from pregnancy, and infertility. Some women take it to normalize hormones after discontinuing birth control pills.

False unicorn is also used to treat digestive problems and to relieve water retention by increasing urine flow. Some people also use it to rid the intestines of worms.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Ovarian cysts.
  • Menstrual problems.
  • Symptoms of menopause.
  • Vomiting associated with pregnancy.
  • Infertility.
  • Digestive problems.
  • Water retention.
  • Intestinal worms.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of false unicorn 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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