Ague Grass, Ague Root, Alétris, Alétris Farineux, Aletris farinosa, Aloerot, Blazing Star, Colic Root, Crow Corn, Devil’s-bit, Licorne Vraie, Maïs des Corbeaux, Stargrass, Starwort, True Unicorn Root, Unicorn Root, Whitetube Stargrass.
Aletris is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.
People use aletris for digestion problems including colic, constipation, diarrhea, gas, and upset stomach. They also use it for joint and muscle pain (rheumatism), muscle spasms, fluid retention, and infertility.
Women use aletris to relieve menstrual disorders and prevent miscarriage.
Some people use it as a general tonic or as a sedative to promote relaxation.
It is not known how aletris might work.
Insufficient Evidence for:
Joint and muscle pain (rheumatism).
More evidence is needed to rate aletris for these uses.
Aletris might be safe for most adults. It can cause colic, dizziness, or confusion.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It might be UNSAFE to use aletris if you are pregnant. It might act like the hormone estrogen, and that could affect the pregnancy. It’s best to avoid using aletris if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Stomach or intestinal (gastrointestinal, GI) problems: Aletris can irritate the GI tract. Don’t use it if you have stomach or intestinal problems.
Hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: Aletris might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, don’t use aletris.
Minor Interaction. Be watchful with this combination:
Antacids interacts with ALETRIS
Antacids are used to decrease stomach acid. Aletris may increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, aletris might decrease the effectiveness of antacids.
Some antacids include calcium carbonate (Tums, others), dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate (Rolaids, others), magaldrate (Riopan), magnesium sulfate (Bilagog), aluminum hydroxide (Amphojel), and others.
Medications that decrease stomach acid (H2-Blockers) interacts with ALETRIS
Aletris might increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, aletris might decrease the effectiveness of some medications that decrease stomach acid, called H2-Blockers.
Some medications that decrease stomach acid include cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), nizatidine (Axid), and famotidine (Pepcid).
Medications that decrease stomach acid (Proton pump inhibitors) interacts with ALETRIS
Aletris might increase stomach acid. By increasing stomach acid, aletris might decrease the effectiveness of medications that are used to decrease stomach acid, called proton pump inhibitors.
Some medications that decrease stomach acid include omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), rabeprazole (Aciphex), pantoprazole (Protonix), and esomeprazole (Nexium).