Mountain Rose Herbs

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Red Root

  • Ceanothus americanus
  • Origin: USA
Red Root

Common Name

Standardized: red root
Other: Jersey tea, New Jersey tea

Botanical Name

Ceanothus americanus L.
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.


Specific: No known precautions.
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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