The Root.

Trillium Spp. Wake Robin

The bethroot is found in damp, rocky woods, delighting in a rich soil, and grows from one to two feet high, surmounted at the top with three leaves. It blooms in the month of May, bearing a white flower.

Properties And Uses

The bethroot being an astringent, is useful in all kinds of hemorrhage, immoderate menstruation, diarrhea, dysentery, fluor albus, flooding, etc.


The pulverized root may be taken in teaspoonful doses, or it may be steeped, one ounce to the pint, and given in gill doses.