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Herbal medicine
(1) Erect cinquefoil, see there; Potentilla erecta.
(2) Sanguinaria canadensis, Indian paint, red puccoon, red root, tetterwort. A perennial plant, the roots and rhizones of which contain alkaloids (e.g., berberine, chloryethrine, copticine, proptopine and sanguinarine); it is a strong expectorant and emetic, and was once used internally for asthma, bronchitis, cancers, colds, lung congestion and sore throats.
It should not be used in pregnancy. The FDA lists it as unsafe.

See Sanguinaria.


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Sanguinaria canadensis; purported uses include as an expectorant and carminative. Although used in therapy for skin cancers, severe adverse effects have been reported (e.g., sudden complete destruction of healthy tissue). Although use in periodontal care has also been reported, bloodroot is toxic if swallowed. The FDA has listed it as unsafe in ingested substances.
Synonym(s): Indian paint, red puccoon, redroot, tetterwort.


n Latin name:
Sanguinaria canadensis L.; part used: rhizome; uses: expectorant, antifungal, antiplaque, antiinflammatory, anti-microbial, skin cancer, ear cancer, nose cancer, nasal polyp; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, deep wounds, labeled as unsafe by the FDA skin irritations; can cause hypotension, shock, coma, headache, nausea, and anorexia. Also called
coon root, Indian paint, paucon, pausan, red puccoon, redroot, sweet slumber, or
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Bloodroot is used to stimulate appetite in humans and cattle and is used by veterinarians as a natural antibiotic for domestic animals.
Wildflowers: Bloodroot, Trillium, Solomon's seal (Polygonatum), Shooting star (Dodecatheon)
Shade-loving herbs growing there include goldenseal (an important antimicrobial for acute infections, a key medicinal plant of many Native American tribes), bloodroot, downy rattlesnake plantain, Solomon's seal, wild ginger, spikenard, wild yam, black cohosh and blue cohosh.
The most beneficial herbs for people with asthma are uncooked ginger (a piece of chopped root, an inch or less long, eaten with food or taken with water), licorice, wild cherry, hawthorn berry, fennel seeds, bloodroot, and Ephedra.
Bloodroot is a unique combination of restaurant and bookstore that was founded in a Bridgeport Connecticut residential neighborhood in 1977.
Serial dilutions of the 4 test mouthrinses [The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Oral Rinse, The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Oral Rinse minus bloodroot (sanguinaria), Listerine and Peridex] were prepared at concentrations of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 [micro] g/ml.
In addition the company's Healthy Gums Daily Oral Rinse contains such natural ingredients as echinacea, goldenseal, bloodroot and grapefruit extract that work as well or better than prescription or over-the-counter rinses, says Van Gelder.
on alternative cancer treatments described bloodroot salves, also called black salves, which have been used in the treatment of many types of cancer in humans, dogs, cats, horses, cattle, and other animals.
In addition, this mouthwash contains bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), shown to significantly reduce plaque and bleeding.
Drawing on more ancient lore, some patients use bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), which is derived from an Eastern wildflower.
Dandelion and clover have colonized and expanded a median strip: the granular asphalt on either side now narrowly borders a lane of bloodroot and dogtooth violet and honeysuckle.
The Natural Dentist toothpaste and mouth rinse contain echinacea, goldenseal, calendula, bloodroot and aloe.