Blood Root

Blood Root

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Names: Sanguinaria canadensis, King Root, Red Root, Coon Root

Form: Cut & dried roots- Organic

Traditional Uses: Protection, love, purification, defensive work

Medicinal Uses: Used for clearing mucus from respiratory tract, and in respiratory treatment for conditions such as asthma, bronchitis & laryngitis and after pneumonia. Used to treat warts, boils, skin tumors, eczema & ringworm. 

Origin: Eastern North America

Energetics: Harsh, Bitter, Acrid. In small amounts it is drying & cooling. In large amounts it is warming & stimulating. 

Planet: Mars 

Element: Fire

Zodiac: Aries 

Expression: "Masculine"

 Safety: Generally safe in low doses, short term. Side effects can be nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and grogginess. High doses can cause low blood pressure & shock.