False unicorn is a 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.


False unicorn possesses immense therapeutic properties and is used to treat various health conditions. For instance, false unicorn is employed in treating sexually transmitted diseases (STD), particularly gonorrhea. To treat venereal diseases with false unicorn, take a small portion of the herb’s root, clean it, slice it finely and boil the pieces in three cups (750 ml) of water for about 20 minutes. When the liquid has cooled down, filter it and use it in the form of a vaginal douche as well as a wash to eliminate infections.

All through the cold and flu seasons, it is very common to suffer from tender throats. However, at times, sore throats may deteriorate to such an extent that people suffering from the condition develop a foul smell in their breath. In order to get rid of this trouble, you simply need to gargle with an herbal tea prepared from the root of the false unicorn at intervals of one hour.

In effect, the root of the false unicorn herb is one more herb that people have taken over from the traditions of the natives of North America. It has been found that the root of false unicorn encloses hormone-like saponins that are partially attributed to the herb’s continued traditional use in the form of a tonic for the ovary and the uterus.

There was a time when false unicorn was especially employed to treat debility as well as extreme loosening up of the uterus, which can be distinguished by a exhausted feeling, a sensation of descending pressure in the pelvis that are frequently related to tetchiness and despair. In addition, herbalists have also employed false unicorn to promote fertility among women as well as cure impotency among men. In effect, this herb has an adaptogenic impact on the sex hormones. In other words, it denotes that false unicorn works to regularize as well as control the sex hormones, thereby, facilitating in easing several problems related to the reproductive system, menstrual anomalies as well as premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that are associated with hormonal discrepancies or imbalances. The herb false unicorn also augments the responses pertaining to the ovary’s secretions and cyclical purposes. It has also been employed in treating infertility attributable to dysfunction in the follicular development within the ovary.

False unicorn is also known to be beneficial for the health of the liver and the digestive tract, as the bitter principle enclosed by false unicorn brings forth a stimulating impact on these two organs. This, in turn, improves one’s appetite and digestive power, while providing relief from queasiness as well as vomiting during pregnancy. The root of false unicorn has also been employed therapeutically to put off threatened miscarriage and also to stop bleeding.



False unicorn seems to be safe for most adults. Large doses can cause nausea and vomiting.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to use false unicorn if you are pregnant. It might cause uterine contractions and threaten the pregnancy.

Not enough is known about the safety of using false unicorn during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Stomach or intestinal disorders (gastrointestinal disorders): False unicorn can irritate the stomach and intestines. Don’t use it if you have any problems with your stomach or intestines.


Lithium interacts with FALSE UNICORN

False unicorn might have an effect like a water pill or “diuretic.” Taking false unicorn might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.

Other names

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


Source: WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-193-false%20unicorn.aspx?activeingredientid=193&activeingredientname=false%20unicorn

Herbs2000, http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_false_unicorn.htm





































































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