false unicorn root

A perennial herb, the rhizome and roots of which contain steroidal saponins; it is diuretic; it is used by Native American and Western herbalists as a uterine tonic, for morning sickness, and to promote menstrual flow

false unicorn root,

n Latin name:
Chamaelirium luteum; part used: roots; uses: diuretic, tonic for the uterus and liver, emetic, genital and urinary system stimulant, abnormal menstruation, morning sickness; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children. Also called
blazing star, devil's bit, drooping starwort, fairywart, helonias root, rattlesnake, and
starwort.
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The herbs recommended are: agnus castus, false unicorn root, dong quai, black cohosh, red raspberry leaf, evening primrose oil, wild yam, red clover, liquorice root.
Siberian ginseng, cayenne and false unicorn root may also be beneficial, as may horsetail (especially combined with hydrangea root), goldenseal and sea holly, according to Balch.