Bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis) Root - Dried Herb Cut - Whole Wildcrafted
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is an important herbal medicinal plant collected from the hardwood forests of the Southern United States. The common name bloodroot and scientific name Sanguinaria denote the blood-red sap found throughout the plant, particularly in the roots. This sap contains the alkaloids that make this plant so valuable. The alkaloids in the sap contribute to the medicinal properties of the herb, though they can also be poisonous in large doses when ingested, causing nausea, vomiting, dizziness or fainting, dilated pupils, and heart failure.
Native Americans used bloodroot as a dye, love charm, and medicine. European colonists learned of the Native American medicinal uses for the herb and adopted them to suit their own needs. The alkaloids in bloodroot have strong antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. The herb has also been described as having antiseptic, cathartic, diuretic, emetic, emmenagogue, escharotic, expectorant, febrifuge, sedative, spasmolytic, stimulant, and tonic properties. Bloodroot can be applied externally to treat warts, benign skin tumors, ulcers, eczema, chilblains, or ringworm.
Bloodroot is for external use only and it is recommended to be avoided during pregnancy.
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