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Red Root

Ceanothus americanus Origin: USA

Red Root


Also known as

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


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.


Ceanothine, tannins.

Parts Used

Root bark.

Typical Preparations

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


None known.

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