Selendria555 asked this question on 4/17/2000:
What is unicorn root used for in ritual magick?
herbwitch gave this response on 4/17/2000:
hi Selendria ive recently started to write a book this is what i have collected on unicorn root so far
Unicorn root- (chamaelirium luteum) (helonias diocia) (aletris farinosa)
Part used root
Chamaelirium the ‘false unicorn root' is used to enhance fertility. Many female problems are addressed by it especially when there is a sensation of dragging in the abdomen, irregular menstruation, miscarriage, and morning sickness. It is a tonic to the liver, kidneys, and genitourinary tract. Digestive problems, back pains, and impotence are helped by it. Simmer two teaspoons in one cup of water for twenty minutes and take one-fourth cup four times a day. The tincture can be taken in five to ten drops in water or liquid a day. Taken internally or applied externally in salves false unicorn root removes worms and parasites.
Aletris farinosa the true unicorn root is dried to make a stomach tonic got gas colic and indigestion and also a general tonic for the female reproductive system. It also prevents miscarriage. Simmer two teaspoons per cup of water for twenty minutes and take one fourth cup four times day.
I use aletris farinosa (Stargrass, unicorn root) for anemia, exhaustion, premature and painful menstruation, prolapse of the uterus, and morning sickness. The helonias-chamaelirium unicorn root is used for pelvic weakness with the dragging sensation and exhaustion, for melancholy, lower back pain with kidney involvement, and suppressed menstruation. All symptoms are better when mental diversion is offered.
Unicorn root is an herb of protection for baby and mother. It is worn as an amulet or carried in power bundles for this purpose.