False Unicorn



False unicorn is an herb. The underground stem (rhizome) and root are used to make medicine.

Women use false unicorn for treating ovarian cysts, menstrual problems, menopausal symptoms, vomiting from pregnancy, and infertility. Some women take it to normalize hormones after discontinuing birth control pills.

False unicorn is also used to treat digestive problems and to relieve water retention by increasing urine flow. Some people also use it to rid the intestines of worms.

How it works

False unicorn might contain chemicals that stimulate the uterus and kill intestinal worms. It might also increase the production of urine.


Not Proven
Ovarian cysts
Menstrual problems
Symptoms of menopause
Vomiting associated with pregnancy
Digestive problems
Water retention
Intestinal worms
Other conditions


False unicorn seems to be safe for most adults. Large doses can cause nausea and vomiting.



Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It'sUNSAFEto use false unicorn if you arepregnant. It might cause uterine contractions and threaten the pregnancy.Are there any interactions with medications?

Not enough is known about the safety of using false unicorn during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Stomach or intestinal disorders (gastrointestinal disorders): False unicorn can irritate the stomach and intestines. Don't use it if you have any problems with your stomach or intestines.


Always consult with your doctor.

False unicorn might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking false unicorn might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.