- What other names is False Unicorn known by?
- What is False Unicorn?
- How does False Unicorn work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for False Unicorn.
Women use false unicorn for treating ovarian cysts, menstrual problems, menopausal symptoms, vomiting from pregnancy, and infertility. Some women take it to normalize hormones after discontinuing birth control pills.
False unicorn is also used to treat digestive problems and to relieve water retention by increasing urine flow. Some people also use it to rid the intestines of worms.
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- Ovarian cysts.
- Menstrual problems.
- Symptoms of menopause.
- Vomiting associated with pregnancy.
- Digestive problems.
- Water retention.
- Intestinal worms.
- Other conditions.
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nausea and vomiting.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use false unicorn if you are pregnant. It might cause uterine contractions and threaten the pregnancy.
Not enough is known about the safety of using false unicorn during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Stomach or intestinal disorders (gastrointestinal disorders): False unicorn can irritate the stomach and intestines. Don't use it if you have any problems with your stomach or intestines.
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
False unicorn might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking false unicorn might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011