American Valerian, Bleeding Heart, Cypripède Acaule, Cypripède Rose, Cypripedium, Cypripedium calceolus, Cypripedium parviflorum, Cypripedium pubescens, Lady's Slipper, Moccasin Flower, Monkey Flower, Noah's Ark, Sabot de Vénus, Sabot de la Vierge, Shoe, Slipper Root, Venus' Shoe, Yellows.
Despite serious safety concerns, people use the root and rhizome (underground stem) of nerve root to make medicine. It is used for heavy menstrual periods and diarrhea. Nerve root is also used for trouble sleeping (insomnia) and related anxiety, emotional tension, hysteria, anxiety states, agitation, and nervousness.
Nerve root is sometimes applied to the affected area to treat vaginal itching.
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