Mountain Rose Herbs

Bloodroot Powder

Also known as

Sanguinaria canadensis, Indian paint, and Paucon.


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.

Parts Used


Typical Preparations

Powder or paste from ground dried root. Can also be administered in extract form.


Bloodroot is for external use only and it is recommended to be avoided during pregnancy. Not to be applied to broken or abraded skin.

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