Sanguinaria canadensis L.
*This is a LOW DOSE herb. It is potentially dangerous, and should only be taken under the guidance of a practitioner. Avoid during pregnancy and nursing, and always check for other contraindications*
Bloodroot is a pungent, bitter, drying, and warming herb. It works to stimulate and warm the organs, speeding up the central nervous and cardiovascular systems. Practitioners have also found it very useful in treating cervical dysplasia.
Bloodroot has been known to be used by eastern American Indian tribes as a red dye and in the treatment of ulcers, skin conditions, and as a blood purifier as well as for treating ulcers and skin conditions.