Bulk Blood Root Powder, Wild Crafted

Sanguinaria canadensis
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[ 1885 ]Sanguinaria canadensis

Blood Root Powder, Wild Crafted

1/4 Pound:  $41.28 Pound:  $91.73 buy now  

Native Americans used powdered bloodroot to produce a reddish liquid used as war paint and to dye fabrics. It is still used today for this purpose by various artisans, most notably by traditional southeastern basket makers.

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approximate cups to one pound4
originunited states
active compoundsIsoquinoline alkaloids, including Sanguinarine, Chelerythrine, Sanguidaridine, Oxysanguinaridine, Sanguilutine, Berberine, Coptisine, Chelilutine, Protopine, Sanguidimerine, Sanguirubine, and a- and b-Allocryptopine; Alkaloids Sanguinarine, Chelerythrine, Protopine and B. homochelidonine; Protopine, one of the most widely diffused of the opium alkaloids. The rhizome also contains red resin and an abundance of starch.
plant part useddried rhizome

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaOrange-red in color, with no distinct aroma.


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householdBlood root is reputed to act as a natural insect repellent. It is also used to produce a dye for coloring wool and fabric.
safetyInternal use is not recommended due to the presence of benzophenanthride alkaloids in the root.

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Internal use is NOT recommended.


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blood root

Native American tribes used dried blood root to make a dye for cloth, leather and other goods. In Appalachia, the herb is a coloring agent used by traditional basket weavers.

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