The red substance made from the root of this plant is potentially very harmful and can cause serious side effects if taken liberally.
For this reason, the root is prescribed predominantly as an external remedy to relieve eczema, venereal blisters, rashes, and other skin disorders.
Occasionally this herb may be taken internally but only under professional supervision. Surprisingly, bloodroot is a major ingredient in many mouthwashes and toothpastes because of its ability to kill the bacteria.
How It May Benefit You
gingivitis. (Use as toothpaste and mouthwash.)
supervised internal consumption for congestion of the lungs, bronchitis, asthma, headaches, head colds
Bloodroot is applied topically for:
High doses can cause a burning in the stomach, vomiting, nausea, a slow heart rate, poor vision, thirst, and dizziness. Stop using immediately if these symptoms develop, and consult your Health Professional.
Never use internally if you are pregnant.
Bloodroot is potentially toxic. Take it only under strict professional supervision.
WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Bloodroot is available as tincture and dried root as well as mouthwashes and toothpastes.