Sanguinaria canadensis

origin : United States


Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is actually an herb; despite its name.

That is to say, it is a perennial that grows above the ground with a non-woody stem.

However, it is the Bloodroot that is the most useful.

The flowering part of Bloodroot is native to central and eastern North America from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, it is unique in that it is pollinated not by bees or even birds, but by ants, which carry home the seeds to their nests, where they germinate. Because of its color, Bloodroot has been used as dye clothing.



  • oral antibacterial + r4educe tooth pain
  •  used to cause vomiting
  • empty the bowels
  • used to treat croup + hoarseness (laryngitis) + sore throat (pharyngitis)
  • poor circulation in the surface blood vessels
  • nasal polyps
  • achy joints and muscles (rheumatism)
  • warts
  • fever



bitter + dry

Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy. May cause nausea and vomiting.

Bloodroot (organic / whole)

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