Family Name: Liliaceae
Botanical Name(s): Trillium pendulum
Popular Name(s): Indian Shamrock, Birthroot, Lamb's Quarters,
Wake-Robin, Indian Balm, Ground Lily
Parts Used: The root, rhizome and leaves
Habitat: Beth root is found in Middle and Western United States.
Description: Beth root is a perennial herb with an erect stem
which gains a height from 10 to 15 inches. The plant bears a whorl of
three round-ovate, acuminate leaves. Its flowers appear in May and June
and are yellow-white to reddish-white in colour.
Uses: Beth root has antiseptic, astringent, diaphoretic
properties. It is used as an emmenagogue, expectorant and tonic. Its
leaves are used to cure ulcers and tumours. The roots are effective in
curing diarrhoea and dysentery.