Beth Root

Beth Root

Latin Name: trillium erectum
Alternative Name: american beth root, indian balm, purple trillium, lamb’s quarters.
Forms Available: leaves

Beth Root – trillium erectum – The leaves of this plant can be eaten both raw and cooked. The root of the plant is antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, expectorant and a tonic. A poultice from the plant is used on inflammations, ulcers, skin issues, and insect bites. For internal use, the steroidal saponins of this plant have been added to gynaecological and obstetric medications. It is used, amongst other things, to treat haemorrhage of the uterus, urinary tract, and lungs and to ease heavy menstruation. The north american indians have taditionally used this herb to aid childbirth and to relieve other female issues such as irregular menstruation and menstrual pains.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Antiseptic; Aphrodisiac; Astringent; Birthing aid; Expectorant; Poultice; Tonic

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