Bulk Red Root Cut & Sifted, Wild Crafted

Ceanothus americana
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[ 1168 ]Ceanothus americana

Red Root Cut & Sifted, Wild Crafted

1/4 Pound:  $14.22 Pound:  $31.61 buy now  

Red root is a member of the buckthorn family also known by a variety of common names, such as Mountain Lilac, Redshank, Desert Buckthorn and New Jersey Tea.

The pinkish-red roots, which possess a spicy almost mint-like aroma, are harvested in spring and usually cut before completely dried. Red root is rarely prepared in any form other than a decoction or tincture.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound5
originunited states
active compoundsAlkaloids, Resin, Tannins, Coagulant
plant part usedroot
processingcut & sifted
sustainabilitywild crafted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaWoody chunks, without significant aroma.


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cosmeticDecoct as a skin wash.
culinaryThe dried root is used to produce teas, infusions and syrups. May also be tinctured.

flavor profile

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red root

Bitter due to astringent tannins. Flavor is improved by pairing with other roots, like ginger or licorice.

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what else you should know

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red root

Red root, also known as wild snowball and New Jersey tea, is a deciduous shrub native to eastern North America. While the leaf is collected for tea and the flowers used to obtain a light green dye, the root is harvested when the plant is in full bloom in mid-summer and dried in shade. The root also yields a red dye, hence its common name.

Native Americans frequently used red root topically to address skin lesions and internally for cough and other respiratory complaints. The astringency of the root and bark of this herb is attributed to a significant amount of tannins. Red root also contains several peptide alkaloids.

Background: Red root, also known as New Jersey tea, was used during the Revolutionary War, when black tea was scarce, red root was used as a substitute beverage.

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