False Unicorn Root

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Common Name False Unicorn Root
Latin Name Chamaelirium lutem
Family Liliaceae
Part Used Root
Gathering Time Late fall
Constituents Steroidal saponins which include chamaelirin
Actions Uterine tonic, diuretic, anthemintic, emetic, emmenagogue
Common Uses Used as a general uterine tonic to strengthen the reproductive system. Useful in delayed menses, amenorrhea, and for ovarian pain. Used also for threatened miscarriage and morning sickness.
Contraindications  
Possible Drug Interactions Unknown
Overdose Symptoms Large amounts cause vomiting.

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