The Root.

(Chamaelirium Helonias, and variously as both "True" Unicorn Root and "False" Unicorn Root?!)

The unicorn grows abundantly in Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut, and may be found in meadows and woodlands. It is known by the name of blazing star, devil's bit, etc. It grows about a foot in height, and terminates in a long, graceful spike of flowers, of a whitish color. It blooms in June. It has a tapering fibrous root, which is an inch and a quarter long, and not quite as thick as the little finger.

Properties And Uses

It is a very excellent bitter tonic and stimulant, and has been found very useful in cases of suppressed menstruation, and whenever a tonic and stimulant are required.