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Blue Flag Root

  • Iris versicolor and Iris virginica
  • Origin: USA
Blue Flag Root

SKU
b_f1oz

Common Name

Standardized: blue flag
Other: larger blue flag, southern blue flag

Botanical Name

Iris versicolor L. and Iris virginica L.
Plant Family: Iridaceae

Overview

Introduction

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.

Constituents

Iridin, also called iridin, volatile oils, salicylic and isophthalic acids, gum, resin, tannin and sterols

Parts Used

Dried Root (rhizome) or fresh root for poultices

Typical Preparations

In teas, extracts and rarely capsules. Used for poultices.

Precautions

Specific: 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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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.