Natural Cures: False Unicorn for Miscarriage, Infertility, Morning Sickness, Amenorrhea and Dysmenorrhea – Native American Herb for Women
False unicorn is a native American herbal tonic used for treating women’s miscarriage, infertility, morning sickness, amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea.
False unicorn (Chamaelirium luteum, Blazing-Star) is a perennial herb native to the eastern United States. The roots are used to make medicine.
False unicorn is primarily used for women. It has effects to stimulate the uterus. The North American Indians use false unicorn as a tonic to strengthen the female reproductive system, prevent threatened miscarriage and ease vomiting associated with pregnancy. Traditionally, false unicorn is used as a uterine tonic for treatment of vomiting from pregnancy, infertility, amenorrhea and painful menstruation.
False unicorn has uterine tonic, diuretic, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, and emmenagogue properties. It is said to have the ability to balance hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Today herbalists still use this herb to prevent threatened miscarriage caused by hormonal imbalances, especially for those who have had previous miscarriages.
Researchers have found that the main bioactive components of false unicorn are steroidal saponins,including chamaelirin and aglycone diosgenin. The effects of these bioactives include acting as an emmenagogue, diuretic, and emetic. But scientists still do not know much about how false unicorn works on the female reproductive system. More modern chemical and pharmacological studies are needed.
How to use false unicorn
Traditionally, false unicorn root is used to make a decoction.
- Dried false unicorn root powder 1 teaspoon
- Water 1 cup
- Bring to a boiling and simmer for l5 minutes
- Drink it, three times a day
Today, false unicorn is sold as a supplement in forms of capsules and tincture. You may find it in a health supplement store.
Please note, false unicorn has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Although false unicorn is used by herbalists to help treat miscarriage and morning sickness, pregnant women should not use it without first consulting a doctor.
For more information about natural remedies for miscarriage, go to Natural Remedies Center: http://www.naturalremediescenter.com/treat/miscarriage/Read Related Articles
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