Meaning of colic root in English:

colic root


  • A North American plant of the lily family, with a rosette of leaves and a spike of small goblet-shaped white flowers, formerly used in the treatment of colic.

    Aletris farinosa, family Liliaceae

    ‘Another name for colic root is true unicorn root which shows its value in the treatment of digestive colic.’
    • ‘Many prairie remnants are vulnerable to common right-of-way maintenance activities such as mowing, herbiciding, and bulldozing. Among them are big bluestem, flowering spurge, rosinweed, field milkwort, colic root, three-awned grass, short-fruited rush, Clinton's bulrush.’