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 ProvenOvarian cystsMenstrual problemsSymptoms of menopauseVomiting associated with pregnancyInfertilityDigestive problemsWater retentionIntestinal wormsOther 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.
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.