Blue Flag Root
Also known as
Iris versicolor, Wild Iris, Flag Lily, Liver Lily, Snake Lily, Fleur-de-lis, Dragon Lily, Poison Flag, Dagger Flower, Dragon Flower, Water Flag, Water Iris and Larger Blue Flag.
Blue flag is a perennial herb native to North America, and cultivated elsewhere in the world. It grows in shallow water, at the edge of ponds, marshes and swamps and is similar in appearance to other wild iris, and is sometimes mistaken for them.
Iridin, also called iridin, volatile oils, salicylic and isophthalic acids, gum, resin, tannin and sterols
Dried Root (rhizome) or fresh root for poultices
In teas, extracts and rarely capsules. Used for poultices.
Blue flag root should not be used by pregnant or lactating women. Some people may have allergic skin reactions to blue flag root, and the fresh root may cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It should not be taken by children.
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