Beth root is a plant. The root, underground stem (rhizome), and leaf are used to make medicine. Beth root, also known as Red Trillium and Wake Robin, is a North American perennial herb with a long history of use by Native Americans and early European settlers. Beth root has been used in folklore traditions as a tonic for women to treat menopausal and hormonal problems as a tonic to the female system despite its health concerns. Beth root has antiseptic, astringent, diaphoretic properties. It is used as an emmenagogue, expectorant and tonic. Its leaves are used to cure ulcers and tumours. The roots are effective in curing diarrhoea and dysentery. Beth root is also named as birth root because millions of women all around the world use it as an aid during childbirth birth.
Some people, however, can be astonished to discover that this tiny and tender perennial plant may enclose power to heal and return wellbeing. Indeed, Beth root grows to a height of only 10-15 inches, having an erect stem and only three leaves situated opposite each other. They are green, broad, and almost rhomboid with distinct veins, visible even on the flowers petals. The perennial root of the plant is oblong and fleshy, but quite small, yellowish to reddish brown in colour with spongy appearance. It has a distinct flavour and bitter and acrid taste causing the increased flow of saliva.
Roots of the plant boiled in milk are said to stop diarrhoea and treat dysentery. The remedies may also stop gastrointestinal bleeding and pulmonary haemorrhage, but the latter is less often treated with them, although coughs and bronchitis are rarely eliminated with Beth root. Beth root is available in whole, cut, or powdered form and as a tincture in health food stores. It is also an ingredient in many products. In case of various ulcers and Bruises, the amazing herbal plant of Beth root has delivered great results. In these problems, it is applied externally to the affected area of the skin.
Little scientific evidence supports Beth root’s traditional uses in promoting childbirth and delivery, managing postpartum bleeding, or treating snakebites, skin irritation, and many other problems. Medical experts can’t consider Beth root or its components medically useful until it has been studied carefully in humans.