Syn.—Aletris. Star Grass.
N. H.—United States.
Properties: Tonic, cathartic, emetic, narcotic.
Use: A valuable tonic in uterine diseases where there is a sense of extreme uterine weakness. It has a direct influence on the pelvic organs. Labor-like pain is an indication for it. Of great value in too frequent menstruation from weakness or deficient menstruation or pale and insufficient flow from the same causes. In anemia and chlorosis with insufficient flow, in prolapsus with relaxed and enfeebled tissue it is of value. It improves the function of the ovaries, overcomes sterility and assists in correcting habitual abortion. Improves digestion and appetite and thus assists in making good blood.
The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.