False Unicorn Root, also known as Fairy’s Wand, Devil’s Bit, Chamaelirium luteum, and more, is a powerful herb for miscarriage prevention. But this herb also works through a mechanism of action that makes it powerful as a treatment for idiopathic intracranial hypertension and other diseases involving pressure inside the skull. Unfortunately, the herb is endangered, so if you buy and use False Unicorn Root as medicine, consider propagating your own False Unicorn plant indoors to keep this herb alive and well for future generations.

False Unicorn Root: Herb to Prevent Miscarriage Naturally Plus an Herbal Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment


What is False Unicorn Root?

No fertility book would be complete without mentioning False Unicorn Root. Other names by which this herb is known include Chamaelirium luteum, Blazing Star Root, Devil’s Bit, Starwort, Helonias, Fairy Wand, and Veratrum luteum.


False Unicorn Root is a powerful herbal cure for infertility for both men and women. Unfortunately, it is a threatened plant species because of it effectiveness as an herbal remedy for infertility. Wild harvesting of False Unicorn Root has brought this plant close to extinction. Cultivation of False Unicorn in fields inside the U.S. have had little to no results in terms of regrowth of this rhizome. The only farm that has been successful at cultivation is Horizon Herbs in Oregon.


This is a bitter, acrid herb that is used to treat women who have heaviness or congestion in the lower abdomen. The woman may feel, at times, as though their pelvic organs are going to fall out. They may feel low back pain or pain that radiates down the thighs or the backs of the legs. Restless legs are common in women who would benefit from taking False Unicorn Root. 


Symptoms in women that can be treated using False Unicorn Root include:


  • Infertility 
  • Habitual Miscarriage due to Incompetent Cervix
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Laxity
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Heavy Periods
  • Painful Periods / Menstrual Cramping due to Uterine Prolapse
  • Varicose Veins
    • Varicosities in the Legs
    • Varicosities in the Labia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Restless Legs 
  • Bladder Problems 
    • Chronic Urinary Tract Infection 
    • Interstitial Cystitis
  • General Weakness
  • Edema / Water Retention


In both men and women, False Unicorn Root can be used to treat the following:


  • Infertility
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension / Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Bladder Problems
    • Chronic Urinary Tract Infection
    • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Edema / Water Retention
  • Low Back Pain
  • Restless Legs


False Unicorn Root to Stop Miscarriage Bleeding and Cramping

Studies have shown that False Unicorn Root can raise levels of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) naturally. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is known as the “pregnancy hormone” because it plays a vital role in causing an embryo to attach properly to the placenta to maintain pregnancy. One study has shown that giving False Unicorn Root to women hourly during threatened miscarriage resulted in an increase in Human Chorionic Gonadotropin levels as well as a reduction in bleeding and uterine contractions. 


To summarize the effects of False Unicorn Root on threatened miscarriage includes:


  • False Unicorn Root is able to increase Human Chorionic Gonadotropin levels naturally, a hormone that plays a vital role in the maintenance of pregnancy during the early stages of gestation.
  • False Unicorn Root is able to naturally stop miscarriage bleeding.
  • False Unicorn Root is able to stop miscarriage by calming and reducing uterine cramping. 


How to Prevent Recurrent Miscarriage Naturally

If you have experienced multiple miscarriages after healthy pregnancy outcomes, or if you’ve had recurrent miscarriages without a successful pregnancy, there’s a possibility that you are low on specific nutrients such as Lugol’s iodine (which contains both molecular iodine and potassium iodide, both of which are essential for a health pregnancy–a deficiency of iodine has been systematically structured into the food supply in the U.S. and other developed countries, so read more about the essential nutrient in some of our other articles about iodine deficiency / bromine toxicity and breast cancer, iodine deficiency / bromine toxicity and Gulf War Syndrome iodine deficiency / bromine toxicity and Myasthenia Gravis, and iodine deficiency / bromine toxicity and autoimmune disease / paraneoplastic syndromes. Lugol’s iodine is the gold standard cure for PCOS as well as asthma (because asthma is caused by changing / roller-coastering reproductive hormone levels). Read these articles so you can better understand the extent to which iodine deficiency / bromine toxicity can affect your overall health, particularly the health of your reproductive organs and your thyroid gland (which impacts the health of the entire body). 


After you’ve educated yourself about the relationship between miscarriage, poor nutrition, or just exposure to competing toxins in the environment that hijack nutrients like iodine, you can better understand the value of the following protocol for pregnancy after miscarriage to improve the health of reproductive organs and balance hormone levels naturally:

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Protocol to Prevent Miscarriage


  • Apply Organic, Hexane-Free Castor Oil Packs to the pelvic region daily for 2 weeks, then apply the packs weekly throughout the end of a healthy pregnancy.
    • The castor oil contains nutrients that support the proper use and function of iodine in the body, but it is medicinally valuable to prevent miscarriage by itself. 
  • Do 12 Pinus palustris essential oil emulsion baths (1 bath daily) over the course of 12 days prior to attempting to conceive. 

  • Take False Unicorn Root daily according to the dosage instructions at the end of this article.
    • False Unicorn Root will improve vascular function in the pelvis and bring more oxygen and nutrients to reproductive organs to enhance the effectiveness of this protocol.

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  • Take Lugol’s iodine 2% to heal the reproductive organs. Note that this type of iodine is different than the iodine that you buy at the local pharmacy. You must order Lugol’s iodine online. 
    • Administer 1 drop of Lugol’s iodine in a vaginal douche daily for 2 weeks after you have stopped bleeding from the previous pregnancy.
    • Get halogen water filters installed in your home on all of your faucets to protect yourself from exposure to both bromine and fluorine. Both are endocrine disruptors that have toxic effects on the reproductive organs.
    • Stop using fluoridated toothpaste and instead switch to a coconut-oil based homemade toothpaste with vitamin K2 + D3 as a supplement. (So you and your children will have healthy teeth and bones!)
    • Get rid of supplements that contain vitamin D3 that do not contain vitamin K2. Read more about the dangerous effects of supplementing with vitamin D3 or vitamin D2 without also taking vitamin K2
    • Begin taking the following supportive nutrients to prepare to take Lugol’s iodine. When you start administering higher doses of Lugol’s iodine, your body is likely to go through a Bromine / Fluorine Detoxification that will be less uncomfortable and more productive if you take the following nutrients for 2 weeks to 2 months prior to correcting the iodine deficiency. If you have thyroid issues such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, take the supportive nutrients for 2 months prior to beginning iodine therapy:



  • Two weeks to two months after beginning to take the supportive nutrients above, administer 1-20 drops of Lugol’s iodine daily. Begin by administering 1 drop of Lugol’s iodine per day. You may develop a rash daily for 4-6 weeks as bromine leaves the reproductive organs during the initial stages of Lugol’s iodine supplementation. Eventually, the rash will stop happening and you’ll suddenly feel “awake” and “alive” and your reproductive health will be suddenly and significantly improved. Increase your daily dose of Lugol’s iodine 2% daily or every few days as Bromine Detox symptoms diminish. The goal is to administer 50 mg of Lugol’s iodine daily for the rest of your life (20 drops daily). Also continue taking the supportive nutrients. If you were hypothyroid or hyperthyroid, continue to take high dose vitamin B2 and high dose vitamin B3. Women who are not hyperthyroid can discontinue the high dose vitamin B2 and vitamin B3 after the first three months of supplementing with Lugol’s iodine and instead just take a vitamin B100 complex vitamin with the other supportive nutrients.

False Unicorn Root: Pregnancy Herb

False Unicorn Root is used as an herb to prevent miscarriage, promote healthy pregnancy and gestation, and to improve fertility for women. It has been in use for centuries to help women who have had recurrent miscarriages due to uterine or cervical weakness. Women can take False Unicorn Root prior to becoming pregnant to treat uterine or cervical weakness if they’re aware that they have this problem. For example, if your doctor has told you that you have a prolapsed uterus, you can use this herb to treat uterine prolapse at home.

Alternative Medicine for Recurrent Miscarriage

An alternative to False Unicorn Root as an herb to prevent miscarriage is Patridgeberry / Mitchella repens.

False Unicorn Root: Herbal Menstrual Cycle Regulation

False Unicorn Root is also used to regulate menstrual cycles naturally. However, because False Unicorn Root is endangered as a plant medicine, we recommend that you use other herbs that regulate menstrual function first. 


There are a number of alternative herbal remedies for heavy periods. These include:


  • Lady’s Mantle / Alchmilla vulgaris
  • Shepherd’s Purse / Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Cranesbills / Geranium maculatum
  • Periwinkle / Vinca major


False Unicorn Root can also be used as an herbal remedy for bleeding between periods, but again, we recommend that you seek out some of the following herbs for spotting that are not endangered:


  • Lady’s Mantle / Alchmilla vulgaris
  • Shepherd’s Purse / Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Cranesbills / Geranium maculatum
  • Periwinkle / Vinca major

False Unicorn Root: Uterine Prolapse Herbal Treatment

If you’re wondering how to treat uterine prolapse at home, consider using False Unicorn Root. As we mentioned above, False Unicorn Root is extremely useful in the treatment of uterine prolapse. It works in part by relieving congestion and restoring proper circulation of blood to the uterus which allows it to take its proper position in the pelvis. Because this herb is endangered, we recommend that it be used primarily by women as a fertility treatment. If you have a prolapsed uterus and you’re not currently trying to get pregnant, consider using a combination of Pinus palustris essential oil (medicinal turpentine) to open up microcirculation in the pelvis and sexual organs (a similar medicinal effect to False Unicorn Root), in combination with Castor Oil packs, and Lugol’s Iodine douches.  The use of Pinus palustris essential oil, hexane-free Castor Oil, and Lugol’s iodine douches will improve your reproductive health exponentially and energize the uterus in part by improving circulation to the pelvic organs and in part by nourishing those organs with the precise nutrients that are needed to heal a prolapsed uterus.


False Unicorn Root: Home Remedy for Absent Period

False Unicorn Root is also one of several home remedies for absent periods, but again, we recommend that you use other herbal and nutritional treatments for absent periods first. See the Protocol to Prevent Miscarriage above as an excellent natural treatment for missed periods, but leave out the False Unicorn Root. Many women with missed periods will experience powerful results from just the Castor Oil packs plus Lugol’s iodine, but if necessary, add the Pinus palustris essential oil emulsion baths to your protocol as a herbal remedy for missed menstruation.

False Unicorn Root: Herbal Remedy for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Other Situations Involving High Pressure Inside the Cranium

Interestingly, in addition to False Unicorn Root’s ability to heal the root chakra and reproductive organs by stimulating proper blood flow and through other medicinal mechanisms of action, this herb can also be used to work on the crown chakra to relieve congestion in the skull. If you are looking for a cure for idiopathic intracranial hypertension / pseudotumor cerebri, False Unicorn Root is an herbal tool that can be used with hexane-free Castor Oil, Lugol’s Iodine, and Pinus palustris essential oil / medicinal turpentine.


To fully understand the value of Lugol’s iodine as a natural treatment for idiopathic intracranial hypertension, read more about it here and how it can be used to cure Myasthenia Gravis. Note that it’s not only iodine deficiency, but also bromine toxicity that can act as one of the causes of idiopathic intracranial hypertension.  

False Unicorn Root as a Natural Treatment for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension / Pseudotumor Cerebri

False Unicorn Root is an herb that works to naturally improve circulation in the body which is why it works as a herbal treatment for idiopathic intracranial hypertension. This herb works on the reproductive organs to open up blood flow to fix problems like hemorrhoids (which are basically varicose veins in the rectrum) and varicose veins in the legs that are caused by pelvic organs that are weak and slack. When organs are not positioned properly in the body due to nutrient deficiencies (See the Protocol to Prevent Miscarriage. This protocol could be used as a possible natural treatment for idiopathic intracranial hypertension), the organs can put pressure on nerves or on blood vessels. Imagine, for example, the bladder or the uterus as organs that are “slack” due to nutrient deficiencies. These organs might lay down in the pelvis in an improper position, putting pressure on blood vessels or nerves. 


Imagine a balloon filled with water, blood vessels and the circulatory system behave in a manner similar to a balloon filled with water in that, if you have organs or adhesions putting pressure on blood vessels, pressure will be transferred to other areas of the body (such as the cranium). Many people who have severe headaches due to high blood pressure in the skull, are actually suffering from lower digestive issues where the intestines are inflamed and putting pressure on the blood vessels or nerves. Alleviating pressure in the gut and in the liver/gallbladder, relieves pressure in blood vessels inside the brain. 


Adhesions are a type of scar tissue that develops inside the body after trauma or due to surgery. Though the scar tissues outside of the body may be minimal, inside the body there can be an extensive network of adhesions. Indeed, even if you have surgery on an arm, or your ankle, or if you suffer an injury in some distant location that is nowhere near the skull, you can still suffer from headaches caused by the adhesions from these incisions or injuries. This is because adhesions are an overgrowth of fascia, a tissue that envelopes every organ and every structure of the body, including each and every bone. It’s like a bunch of bags that enclose the organs, but that also connects the organs. And this bag-tissue is also electrical. Read more about electricity and electrolytes can be used to cure idiopathic intracranial hypertension and other diseases here. Castor oil (see the Protocol to Prevent Miscarriages above), Lugol’s Iodine, and False Unicorn Root can help patients overcome the problem of adhesions, which create wrinkles in the fascial fabric. Consider also applying Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) with Castor Oil to any scar tissue that you have, including the bellybutton area, which is the first scar that all of us receive when we are born. Read more about DMSO here.

False Unicorn Root Dosage:

False Unicorn Root should be taken as a decoction or tea. Administer 1 teaspoon of the dried root in water.


Or administer False Unicorn Root 1-4 time daily as a 1:4 dry strength liquid extract at 30-60 drops at each dosing (for a grand total of 30 – 240 drops per day).


Other Important Links:

How can I flush my fallopian tubes naturally? The Lugol’s Iodine, Castor Oil, DMSO Protocol as a Natural Treatment for Fallopian Tube Blockage

Castor Oil Packs: An Oil-Based Herbal Remedy for Infertility, Reproductive Organ Issues, Gallbladder Problems, and Thyroid Disease

Essential Oils for Fertility: Medicinal Turpentine / Pinus palustris / Pinus elliottii and More…

Natural Cure for Asthma: Lugol’s Iodine Hormone Balancing Therapy with Molecular Hydrogen Inhalation as a Steroid Inhaler Alternative

Iodine Therapy for Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, and Other Reproductive Organ Cancers

Vitamin D3 and K2: How to Remineralize Your Teeth

Vitamin D: The Harmful Effects of Supplementing without Vitamin K2

Dr. Beck, Dr. Tenant, and Dr. Goiz: Doctors Who Have Used Electricity to Cure “Incurable” Diseases

Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) Basics: What Everyone Needs to Know about This Tree-Medicine

Is there a cure for Myasthenia Gravis?

Gulf War Syndrome Cure: Lugol’s Iodine 2%



Natural Fertility (2021). Saving a Sacred Fertility Herb…False Unicorn Root. Retrieved October 12, 2022 from https://natural-fertility-info.com/false-unicorn-root.html 


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