chamaelirium luteum


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false unicorn

false unicorn

For Female Hormones. Thick Ribbed stems with unicorn horn shaped cluster of greenish white flowers on top that yellow with age, and thin log pointy leaves. Root contains steroidal saponins which are precursors of estrogen. Used to stimulate reproductive organs in both sexes, but especially helpful to women with uterine issues, infertility, ovulation issues, menopause, headaches and depression. Also used to soothe a delicate stomach.
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Current phytotherapeutic treatment of menopausal symptoms involves herbs with a tradition of less than three generations of use, (100 years of use is the minimum requirement for the label 'traditional use' according to the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia) such as Dioscorea villosa (wild yam), Cimicifuga racemosa (black cohosh), Helonias dioica/ Chamaelirium luteum (false unicorn root) and Vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree/berry).
Chamaelirium luteum (also known as Helonias dioica, Helonias lutea, Veratrum luteum, false unicorn root) is referred to by Cook in his 1869 The Physiomedical Dispensatory, for menorrhagia with laxity and depression, as well as restoring the menstrual flow, possible allusions to menopausal symptoms.
PLANT AND SOIL NUTRIENT ANALYSIS OF CHAMAELIRIUM LUTEUM AND HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS WILD-CRAFTED FROM A SOUTHERN HIGHLAND RIM HARDWOOD FOREST.