Alkanna tinctoria is a member of the borage family with bright blue flowers and a dark red root. Native to the Mediterranean, alkanet root is primarily used as a dying agent to impart a ruby red color to natural fibers and wood.
For oil-based products, infuse oil by placing approximately 1 TBSP in ¼ cup of oil. Shake or stir daily for a few days, then strain out the root. Heat may be used to help speed up the process. Ratio of alkanet to oil will need to be altered according to product being made. Adjust amounts as necessary. Alkanet root is now mainly used as a dyeing agent and is not recommended for internal use.
Precautions Not for internal use. Do not apply to broken or abraded skin. Do not use when nursing. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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