False Unicorn
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False Unicorn Overview

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The herb false unicorn is native to North America east of the Mississippi River. It is similar in appearance but unrelated to “true” unicorn, Aletris farinose.

The root is the portion used medicinally. Native Americans and subsequently European physicians believed that false unicorn stimulates the uterus, promoting menstruation. It was used for dysmennorhea (painful menstruation), amenorrhoea (absent mensturuation), and irregular menstruation, as well as infections of the female genital tract.

Dosage

A typical dose of false unicorn is 1–2 grams three times daily, or an equivalent amount in tincture form.

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Posted 7 years ago

Is 1 gram the same as 1 flat tsp? Thank you

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Posted 7 years ago

Hi Alinan, Your question is difficult to answer because they are measuring two different things. Grams measure mass while teaspoons measure volume. Depending on the density of the substance, a teaspoon can weigh different amounts. To ensure you are getting an accurate measurement for grams, it is best to use a scale. There is more information on this same question here: http://nutrition.about.com/od/askyournutritionist/f/gramconversion.htm

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