One of the main health benefits of the Bloodroot
herb determined from recent studies is that Bloodroot herbal
extract has certain anti-cancer agent properties that are useful in
the treatment of skin cancer. It has also been established that
Bloodroot contains a chemical substance called berberine which
helps fight tumors in the brain and several other types of cancers.
Bloodroot extract has been popularly used in toothpaste to
fight gum infections like gingivitis and to reduce plaque
formation. The use of Bloodroot herbal extracts in toothpaste has
been approved by the FDA. Bloodroot extracts are used in minimal
doses to treat bronchial infections and sore throats. Bloodroot
tinctures have been used over several centuries in treating
bleeding lungs, pneumonia, the common cold, whooping cough, croup,
laryngitis, emphysema and sinus congestions. Bloodroot has been
effective in treating certain cardiac conditions because they are
effective in slowing the heart rate down. Patients suffering from
palpitations have been effectively treated with Bloodroot herbal
tinctures. The Bloodroot has been used extensively to treat and
cure migraines. The root of Bloodroot has the ability to work well
as an anesthetic, cathartic, emetic, expectorant, diuretic,
sedative and stimulant. Bloodroot also helps in effective
peripheral blood circulation. It has been used in treating liver
conditions like jaundice. A paste made with Bloodroot tincture is
considered to be very effective in treating joint pains and fever.
Its most persistent and possibly valid use is for treating
conditions of the skin such as ringworm, skin tags, moles, warts,
polyps, fungal growths and the like. In addition to the above, the
Bloodroot extract has certain properties that make it an effective
The FDA has approved Bloodroot for use in
commercially available toothpaste and oral rinses, as it is
thought to inhibit the development of bacteria that can be the
cause of dental plaque and gingivitis. The key ingredient in
Bloodroot for use as a dental product is sanguinarine. This
alkaloid provides a significant amount of antimicrobial activity
and may be an ingredient ins herbal toothpaste and mouth rinses. A
preliminary study in 2005 revealed that sanguinarine and fluoride
helped to prevent dental cavities better than just
Bloodroot has strong expectorant qualities, which
means it promotes the passage of phlegm through the bronchial
tract. This makes it useful in treating respiratory ailments such
as bronchitis and asthma. It also has anti-spasmodic
properties, which reduces tension and spasm in bronchial
tubes. This makes Bloodroot beneficial in treating
catarrh and severe coughs. Bloodroot can also be found in
cough syrups. Bloodroot is full of antibacterial properties
and is used as a sore throat remedy. Symptoms of a sore
throat, like difficulty in swallowing, inflammation, and fever are
shown to be effectively reduced with the use of Bloodroot. Gargling
or small digestible doses remove the symptoms quickly. For
centuries Bloodroot has proven to be effective in treating and
curing pneumonia, bleeding lungs, emphysema, whooping cough,
laryngitis, croup, common cold and sinus
In the old days, Bloodroot was used to help to treat
heart conditions such as high blood pressure, heart palpitations,
and heart disease, though today the use of Bloodroot for such
conditions is not advised without consulting your health
professional. The Bloodroot was also used to help to calm anxiety
and nervousness in some conditions that cause high blood pressure
or a faster pulse rate in some individuals.
Bloodroot contains berberine, a substance that may
fight cancer and brain tumors. An alkaloid found in Bloodroot
exhibits tumoricidal and anti-carcinogenic properties. One study,
published in April 2002 edition of Biochemical
Pharmacology found that the sanguinarine alkaloids caused cell
death in multi-drug-resistant human cervical cells. Often used as a
home remedy for skin cancers in humans and animals, Bloodroot
provides the main ingredient for homemade black salve, which can
cause dangerous side effects when used incorrectly. A brew created
by mixing Bloodroot and water was often used as an external skin
treatment for relief of skin conditions such as athlete's foot,
fungus infections, and skin ulcers.
Externally, this plant extract can be used for
eczema, warts, chilblains, skin tumors, nasal polyps, fungal
growths, ringworm, sores and other disorders of the skin. Bloodroot
is believed to be an escharotic, which means it can produce scabs.
Some herbalists recommend Bloodroot herb as a natural way to remove
skin tags. Bloodroot preparations for removing skin tags are not
regulated by any agency and may be dangerous to use. Always consult
a medical professional before using Bloodroot at home to remove
skin tags or other growths.
Ingredients: Blood Root,
Structured Water, 20% Alcohol.
Non-Alcohol: Blood Root, Structured Water,
All of our ingredients are Certified Organic,
Kosher, or Responsibly Wildcrafted. No genetically modified
organisms (GMO's) are involved. All other products that are
distributed by us meet our high-quality standards.
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops
in juice, water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3
times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of
reach of children.
doses are poisonous. Too much can be fatal. In toxic doses, it
causes burning in the stomach, intense thirst, vomiting, faintness,
and vertigo. Self-medication should not be attempted with Bloodroot
as unwanted visual impairments like distortions can occur even in
small doses. Large doses of Bloodroot can irritate your mucous
Disclaimer: The information presented herein
by New Way Herbs is intended for educational purposes only.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not
intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual
results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always
advisable to consult with your own healthcare
From Gayle Primm of Madison, Florida on 3/19/2017.
From Nan of Meriden, Connecticut on 8/26/2012.
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