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Noun1.Aletris - small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and AsiaAletris - small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
colic root, colicroot, crow corn, star grass, unicorn root - any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
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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Only 8 genera deviate from this pattern: Aletris (Nartheciaceae), Coptosapelta (Rubiaceae), Dioscorea (Dioscoreaceae), Gentiana (Gentianaceae), Ilex (Aquifoliaceae), Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae), Monodora (Annonaceae), and Passiflora (Passifloraceae).
Terlisner is the current president of the Arizona Association of Naturopathic Physicians and owns ALETRIS Center of Integrative Medicine, located in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A proprietary formula was found to owe its estrogenic property to Glycyrrhiza glabra, Aletris farinosa, Helonias luteum and Asclepias tuberosa, but principally to the licorice (Costello 1950).