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Blood Root Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Blood Root
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Botanical Name
Sanguinaria Canadensis
Homeopathic Name
Sanguinaria Canadensis   -   Mother Tincture

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Blood Root

It may cause Low Blood Pressure, Vomiting, Faintness, Vertigo, Burning in Stomach and Intense Thirst. Large dosage can be highly toxic. Pregnant and nursing mothers should not use this herb.
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Blood Root is a flowering plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a moist climate.
It grows up to 15 Cm.
Best used for Skin Diseases, Bronchitis.

Meridians Associated : Lungs and Liver.
Cancer Treatment : Useful in treating Lungs Cancer and Liver cancer.

Dosage : Taking Herbs in the form of tincture are very effective. Take its 10 to 15 drops daily.

Note : This is to notify that Blood Root is also known as Red Root and it is different from another herb with the same name Redroot. Please check the botanical names of these 2 herbs.

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Blood Root General

Bloodroot is an everlasting flowering plant. It is a member of Papaveraceae family. Bloodroot is found in North America, East Asia and some parts of India. The name of the Bloodroot is derived from the orange red juice present in its Rhizome which is identical to human blood.
Talking about Skin problems only, Bloodroot is a quality herbal treatment for Skin conditions like Warts and Moles. When you apply Bloodroot directly to the wounds, it removes the damaged Tissues. Bloodroot extracts are applied directly to inhibit Tumor growth thus treats Skin Cancer.
Bloodroot is good for Cardiac problems. It is affective in Heart Palpitations and improves Blood flow in the body. In High Blood Pressure conditions, it calms Anxiety, Nervousness and regulates High Pulse Rate.
Bloodroot maintains Oral Hygiene. It inhibits bacterial growth and reduces the risk of bacterial infections. This helps to protect teeth from Dental plaque and Gingivitis. Bloodroot is the key ingredient of Herbal Toothpastes and Mouth Rinse. It prevents
tooth decay and other Gum Diseases. Bloodroot gives relief from severe Tooth Ache.
Take Bloodroot for Sore Throats, Bronchial Infections, Bleeding lungs and Sinus conditions. It is a herbal treatment for Respiratory diseases. Bloodroot tincture is a good herbal treatment for Pneumonia, Cold and Whooping Cough.
Bloodroot paste is effective in treating Joint Pains. It helps in Arthritis and Rheumatism. It helps in pain, stiffness and swollen Joints. Its dosage should be low to cure Inflammation and Pain.
Keywords : Skin Conditions, Wounds, Heart Palpitations, Tumor, High Blood Pressure, Anxiety, Nervousness, Toothache, Gum Diseases, Gingivitis, Pneumonia, Cold, Whooping Cough, Arthritis, Swollen Joints, Inflammation, Pain.
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Blood root for Tumors

Make infusion of blood root. Have half cup two times a day .

Bloodroot for Fever

Make an infusion of Blood root. Take twice a day.

Bloodroot for Stomach Disorder

Take 1 tsp of Bloodroot juice twice a day .

Blood root for Piles

Make a decoction of the Blood root plant. Take once a day

Blood root for Menstrual Disorders

Take decoction of the leaves of Blood root twice a day.

Blood Root for Skin Diseases

Apply Blood Root Extract on the affected skin. It is easily available in the market.

Blood Root for Ringworm

Topically apply the fluid extract.
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Anonymous ( Canada )
11 Jan 2017
What is the daily dosage recommended for a 64 year old adult using bloodroot for homeopathic treatments.
27 Jan 2017
The dosage depends on the disease.What is the condition that are sufferinig from ?
Della Falconberry ( USA / ky )
27 Apr 2017
Chronic luphatic leukemia runs in my family , I'm 65 age and my lumpicytes are high and neutraphils low . I have started taking bloodroot capsules with cats Claw andGraviola 100 mg each , doing 2 daily now
What do I need to take long term
Julianne Mahler ( USA/Washington State )
26 Apr 2018
How many drops of the liquid extract of blood root (in 55% organic alcohol) should be applied directly to the tumor?
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