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Alternative Names

Alétris, Blazing Star, Chamaelire Doré, Fausse Licorne, Fairywand, Helonias, Plante Étoilée, Starwort, Unicornio Falso

Scientific Name

Veratrum Luteum

Why Do People Use False Unicorn?

Orally - The oral preparations of Veratrum luteum (False unicorn), like false unicorn powder, can be used for problems related to menstruation, cysts of ovaries, threatened miscarriage, menopause, infertility, vomiting due to pregnancy, digestive problems, to get rid of intestine worms, as a diuretic and as an oral contraceptive.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - False unicorn is considered safe and effective as long as it is used orally and in appropriate amounts. Likely Unsafe in Pregnancy - Use of false unicorn powder should be avoided in pregnancy because there are some reports that use of false unicorn may elicit uterine contraction, which may actually induce abortion. Lactation - Breastfeeding mothers should avoid Veratrum luteum due to the lack of reliable information regarding the safety of false unicorn products during lactation.

How Effective Is False Unicorn?

Regarding effectiveness of false unicorn powder, there is no and authentic information available.

How False Unicorn Works?

The most effective parts of Veratrum luteum are roots and rhizomes. Diuretic, anthelmintic, and a stimulant of uterine contractions and menstruation are some of the reported effects of false unicorn.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of False Unicorn?

Nausea and vomiting are some of the reported side effects due to the use of false unicorn powder.

How False Unicorn Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no known interaction between Veratrum luteum and various supplement & herbs.

How False Unicorn Interacts With Drugs?

Lithium - Interaction rating between false unicorn powder and lithium is moderate so be careful about this combination. Due to its diuretic effects, use of false unicorn may actually decrease the excretion of lithium and increase its concentration in the body. This is may also lead to toxicity related to lithium overdose.

How False Unicorn Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How False Unicorn Interacts With Lab Tests?

There is no known interaction between false unicorn powder and different lab tests.

How False Unicorn Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

GI Conditions - False unicorn can irritate gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, it is contraindicated in some inflammatory or infectious gastrointestinal conditions.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of False Unicorn?

ORAL • There is no typical dosage of false unicorn but generally dried root is taken in a dose of 1-2 grams thrice in whole day or in form of tea it can be used as a cup of tea three times daily. Such tea is prepared by steeping 1-2 grams dried root in 150 mL boiling water for consecutively 5 to 10 minutes. • As a tincture, with ratio of 1:5 in 45% concentrated alcohol, 2 to 5 mL thrice should be utilized every day. • As an aqueous extract, with ratio of 1:1 in 45% concentrated alcohol, 1 to 2 mL has been utilized thrice daily.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

False Unicorn Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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