10. Haemodoraceae.—Bloodwort family.
73. ALETRIS, N.F.—COLIC ROOT. STARWORT. The rhizome of Alet'ris farino'sa Linné. Habitat: United States. Small, crooked, about the size of a quill, flattened and tufted above and beset with wiry, white rootlets below. Alcohol extracts its bitter principle. Bitter tonic, diuretic, and vermifuge; used extensively in the treatment of uterine diseases. Dose: 10 to 30 gr. (0.6 to 2 Gm.).
A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.