What is Bloodroot?
Bloodroot, known scientifically as Sanguinaria Canadensis, is a perennial flowering plant that is found throughout the northeastern United States and certain parts of Nova Scotia. Though it is usually found in damp forests, its high demand has led to its commercial production. It is mostly used as an extract which can be acquired from all parts of the plant.
Native Americans have been using bloodroot for medicinal purposes for generations. Modern scientific research supports their use of this plant as it has been found to contain many beneficial compounds. Its main active ingredient Berberine has been extensively studied and found to have a measurable impact on the body.
Benefits of Bloodroot
- It has shown to be beneficial in the treatment and prevention of many types of cancers such as brain, breast, and skin. This is because It has been linked to reduced tumor size and cancer cells
- It enhances oral health. It reduces plaque buildup and has antibacterial properties that fight gum infections such as gingivitis. These are the reasons that it is often added to toothpastes
- It provides symptomatic relief from colds, flus, lung infections, and various sinus problems; making it an overall good supplement for respiratory health
- It removes phlegm and mucous from the airways of the lungs
- It is good for the heart because it reduces the strain on it caused by high blood pressure
- It has a high concentration of antioxidants that protect the body from free radical damage
- It fights inflammation in the body and on the skin
- Its topical application can provide relief from conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and warts
- It promotes health, longevity, and beauty of the skin
- It provides relief from migraine headaches by reducing inflammation and acting as a mild analgesic
- Its topical application provides relief from arthritic joint pain and inflammation
By : Natural Health News