unicorn root


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Noun1.Unicorn root - any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colicunicorn root - any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
Aletris, genus Aletris - small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
ague grass, ague root, Aletris farinosa - colicroot having a scurfy or granuliferous perianth and white flowers; southeastern United States
Aletris aurea, yellow colicroot - colicroot with yellow-bracted racemose flowers; smaller than Aletris farinosa; southeastern United States
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Her vegetable compound included such arcane ingredients as mother wart, black cohosh, something called unicorn root and plenty of alcohol.
The herbs recommended are: agnus castus, false unicorn root, dong quai, black cohosh, red raspberry leaf, evening primrose oil, wild yam, red clover, liquorice root.
You can use A to Z of American Women Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs to answer questions of that type, too (Pinkham's entry says the compound consists of unicorn root, fenugreek, black cohosh, other herbs and roots, and about 18% alcohol).