Family Name: Liliaceae
Botanical Name(s): Chamaelirium Luteum
Popular Name(s): False Unicorn, Starwort, Helonias Root,
Fairywand, Blazing Star, Rattlesnake Root, Star Root.
Parts Used: Dried Rhizome and Root.
Habitat: Bogs and wet places in woodlands, meadows, and
Description: A perennial that grows to 4 feet in height. Plant
produces a rosette of basal leaves from which a spike rises. A few
narrowly linear leaves may be found on the spike. Male and female
flowers are on different plants. The male flowers are white and, when
dried, become yellowish; the female flowers are greenish.
Uses: It is of the greatest value in female disorders of the
reproductive organs. The indication for its use is a dragging sensation
in the extreme lower abdomen. It is useful in impotence, as a tonic in
genital-urinary weakness or irritability, for liver and kidney diseases.
It is also useful in diseases due to poor action of the liver and
weakness of the heart or circulation. It is a good remedy in albumin