This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Aletris Farinosa, Star Grass, is a constituent of many of the more or less valuable proprietary "female restoratives" offered to physicians. It is one of a class of remedies roughly classed together and usually pre scribed in a hit or miss fashion. This should not be, and we will endeavor to give in this volume the definite indications for these agents separately.
Aletris should be employed in anemic and relaxed conditions in the female pelvis associated with poor digestion. Adding to this will only cloud the subject. (F.e., 10 to 20 I)