Other: red puccoon, red-root
Sanguinaria canadensis L.
Plant Family: Papaveraceae
Limited supply and at risk (use consciously)
Bloodroot is a low-growing woodland herb that grows in the north central United States and the prairie provinces in Canada. The red juice pressed from the fresh root is poisonous when taken internally.
Alkaloids, berberine and coptisine (antibacterial chemicals also found in barberry and coptis), various forms of sanguinarine.
Powder or paste from ground dried root. Can also be administered in extract form.
Specific: Not recommended for internal use. A potential skin irritant. Not to be applied to broken skin. Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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