False Unicorn Root

False Unicorn Root

False Unicorn Root is a flowering herb originally found in moist areas east of the Mississippi river but also common in other southern states. False Unicorn is commonly used to support the female reproductive system.

Steroidal saponins are the chemical substances within false unicorn that are believed to provide false unicorn with its medicinal effects. However, modern investigations have not confirmed this, and no research exists about the medical applications of this herb to date.

Dosage and Administration

The most common form of false unicorn supplementation is as a tincture. As tinture 1/2-1 teaspoon of false unicorn is recommended three times daily. If taking the dried root, take 1/4-1/2 teaspoon (1-2 grams) three times per day.

Supporting Literature

Mills SY. Out of the Earth: The Essential Book of Herbal Medicine. Middlesex, UK: Viking Arkana, 1991, 520-522.
Newall CA and Anderson LA. Herbal Medicines: A Guide for Health-Care Professionals. London: Pharmaceutical Press, 1996, 114-116.