Herbs

What is Bloodroot, Health Benefits of Bloodroot

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis) is a perennial flowering plant known for its strong medicinal properties. It also goes by the names: Bloodwort, red puccoon root, pauson and tetterwort. It is known for its curative action in treating a wide variety of skin disorders. However, self-medication should be avoided as the plant can be toxic. There may be few side-effects such as visual distortions if it is not used with caution.

Here are few Health Benefits of Bloodroot:

  • Bloodroot extracts have been popularly used in toothpastes to fight gum infections like gingivitis and to reduce plaque formation. The use of bloodroot extracts in toothpastes had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Bloodroot herb is very useful in treating skin conditions via topical or external application. Bloodroot salve, or bloodroot paste, is used to treat a variety of skin diseases, inflammations, warts, skin tags and tumours. Bloodroot oil has been effective in treating skin lesions and tags.
  • In herbal medicine, bloodroot extracts are used in minimal dosages to treat bronchial infections and sore throats.
  • Bloodroot extracts, bloodroot tinctures and bloodroot tea have been used in treating bleeding lungs, pneumonia, common cold, whooping cough, emphysema, and sinus congestions
  • When combined with certain other chemical compounds, bloodroot has been very effective in treating certain cardiac conditions because they are effective in slowing the heart rate down. Patients suffering from palpitations have been treated effectively by bloodroot administration.
  • The bloodroot herb has been used extensively to treat and cure migraines.
  • The root of bloodroot has the ability to work well as an anaesthetic, cathartic, emetic, expectorant, diuretic, sedative and stimulant.
  • Bloodroot tea also helps in effective peripheral blood circulation.
  • Bloodroot tincture is used in treating liver conditions like jaundice, but, of course, it is ideal to first seek professional advice before administering bloodroot.
  • Further, bloodroot paste is considered to be very effective in treating joint pains and fever.

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