Mountain Rose Herbs

Red Root

Also known as

Ceanothus americanus. New Jersey tea, Ceanote, Mountain Sweet, Tobacco Brush, Deer Brush, and Wild Snowball.

Introduction

Red root is a shrub also known as wild snowball for its clusters of white flowers borne in early summer. Its root is bitter and its root tea has a “bite.” Red root was used as a substitute for tea during the American Revolutionary War.

Constituents

Ceanothine, tannins.

Parts Used

Root bark.

Typical Preparations

Teas, tinctures and in capsule form. Also used as a natural dye.

Precautions

Should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women as it may interfere with the absorbtion of iron and other minerals.

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

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