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colicroot

Herbal medicine
(1) Aletris farinosa, an annual herb that was used by Native Americans as an infusion for intestinal colic, dysentery and dysmenorrhoea, and topically as a poultice for back and breast pain.   
(2) Fairywand, see there; Chamaelirium luteum.
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Aluminum hyperaccumulators in the monocots are very rare and restricted to a few taxa: Aletris (Liliaceae), Spathoglottis (Orchidaceae), and a few Poaceae (Chenery, 1949; Moomaw et al.
6) What was interesting was the use of what seemed like magical herbal substances like Aletris cordial, or false unicorn horn, and tobacco, then used to treat asthma and respiratory ailments; herbs not uncommon in modern-day herbalism that still maintain similar therapeutic properties.