The red substance made from
the root of this plant is potentially very harmful and can cause serious side effects if
For this reason, the root is
prescribed predominantly as an external remedy to relieve eczema, venereal blisters,
rashes, and other skin disorders.
Occasionally this herb may be
taken internally but only under professional supervision. Surprisingly, bloodroot is
a major ingredient in many mouthwashes and toothpastes because of its ability to kill the
How It May Benefit You...
gingivitis. (Use as
toothpaste and mouthwash.)
consumption for congestion of the lungs, bronchitis, asthma, headaches, head colds
Bloodroot is applied
High doses can cause a
burning in the stomach, vomiting, nausea, a slow heart rate, poor vision, thirst, and
dizziness. Stop using immediately if these symptoms develop, and consult your Health
Never use internally if you are pregnant.
potentially toxic. Take it only under strict professional
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an
experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Bloodroot is available as
tincture and dried root as well as mouthwashes and toothpastes.