Botanical Name: Sanguinaria canadensis Origin: USA
Sanguinaria canadensis is a perennial, flowering plant in the Papaveraceae family. Native to eastern North America, bloodroot’s fleshy rhizomes are orange while exuding a red pigment, thus earning it its name. Native Americans used bloodroot as a dye and for its beneficial properties, and it was then later adopted into folk herbalism. Blood root is a strong botanical and can be used sparingly in infusions, tinctures, and topical applications.
Limited supply and at risk (use consciously)
Bloodroot is a low-growing woodland herb that grows in the north central United States and the prairie provinces in Canada. The red juice pressed from the fresh root is poisonous when taken internally. Other common names include red puccoon and red root (not to be confused with Ceanothus americanus).
Precautions A potential skin irritant. Not to be applied to broken skin. Not to be used during pregnancy. Large doses of bloodroot may cause irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, nausea, and vomiting. 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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