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Bethroot, Trillium erectum
Parts used: Roots and rhizomes.
Constituents: Steroidal saponins, Tannins, Volatile oils.
Actions: Uterine Tonic, Astringent, Parturient, Expectorant.
Indications:
Menorrhagia especially during menopause with depression, Leukorrhoea.
Uterine fibroids, Metrorrhagia, Diarrhoea.
Aids delivery/labour.
Bronchitis, emphysema, bronchial asthma, haematuria, haemoptosis (coughing blood).
Externally: Ulcers and Douche for leukorrhoea and vaginal infections.
Herbal extract: 10-30mL per week.
Energetics: Sour, pungent, sweet, astringent, and moist.
Contraindications: Pregnancy, except in late stages.