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False Unicorn


False unicorn is a plant that grows in the Southern United States. It has been used for female health problems. Its roots can be taken as a pill, powder, or extract.


There aren’t any advised doses for false unicorn.

What Research Shows

There is not enough data to support that false unicorn is helpful in treating health problems. We will review future studies as they are published.

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Safety Notes

It may be safe to take false unicorn for a short time. Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to take for a long period.


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Last reviewed July 2019 by EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC  Last Updated: 5/6/2020