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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
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. Sanguinaria is indicated in chronic, congestive lung conditions.
Anticatarrhal, Antimicrobial, Expectorant, Toxic
Poisonous and toxic in certain doses
Powder or paste from ground dried root. Can also be administered in extract form.Tincture (1:5), 2-5ml TID. Decoction: 1 tsp dried root/cup water; 1 cup TID.