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A minor homeopathic remedy used for burning chest pain and respiratory conditions, such as asthma and bronchitis, as well as pharyngitis and nasal and laryngeal polyps.

sanguinaria (sang´gwiner´ēə) (bloodroot),

n Sanguinaria canadensis contains an isoquinoline alkaloid thought to be useful in reducing plaque and gingivitis. Although it has been marketed, test results have been equivocal, and untoward side effects have been reported. It can be highly toxic if swallowed.
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Baits were either tuna (canned in oil) or seeds of the myrmecochore, Sanguinaria canadensis.
Sanguinaria toothpaste and oral rinse regiment clinical efficacy in short- and long-term trials.
In cases of hormonal migraine, the ideal formula includes an herb specific for vascular phenomena, such as Sanguinaria.
Hauser produced the original sanguinaria extract for Viadent in 1984, when it was first introduced by Vipont Pharmaceuticals of Fort Collins, Colo.
A modern look is given to berberine, sanguinaria, quinine, emetine and other less prominent anti-infective drugs.
Sanguinarine is an alkaloid isolated from the rhizome of Sanguinaria canadensis, which shows a broad spectrum against various oral bacteria (Dzink and Socransky, 1985).
Erigenia bulbosa, Erythronium americanum, Geranium maculatum, Geum vernum, Hydrophyllum macrophyllum, Isopyrum biternatum, Jeffersonia diphylla, Maianthemum racemosum, Osmorhiza longistylis, Packera obovata, Phlox divaricata, Podophyllum peltatum, Sanguinaria canadensis, Stellaria pubera, Trillium grandiflora, T.
Walker C (1990) Effects of sanguinarine and sanguinaria extract on the microbiota associated with the oral cavity.
macrophyllum, Maianthemum racemosum, Osmorhiza longistylis, Packera obovata, Phlox divaricata, Podophyllum peltatum, Polygonatum biflorum, Sanguinaria canadensis, Trillium spp.
claytoni, Phlox divaricata, Podophyllum peltatum, Polemonium reptans, Polygonatum biflorum, Polygonum virginianum, Prenanthes altissima, Ranunculus micranthus, Ruellia strepens, Sanguinaria canadensis, Sanicula gregaria, S.
douglassii, Caulophyllum thalictroides, Claytonia virginica, Dicentra cucullaria, Erigenia bulbosa, Erythronium americanum, Floerkea proserpinacoides, Geranium maculatum, Phlox divaricata, Polemonium reptans, Sanguinaria canadensis, Trillium flexipes, T.