Blood Root Cut & Sifted, Wild Crafted

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Bloodroot is a flowering groundcover in the poppy family that is native to northeastern North America. It is so-named because its orange root yields a poisonous red sap that Native Americans used as an insect repellent.

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approximate cups to one pound3
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
processingcut & sifted
sustainabilitywild crafted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container away from direct light and heat.
appearance & aromaFibrous and yellow to russet in color, no detectable aroma.


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cosmeticBlood root alkaloids are used in certain dental products.
householdThe root yields a reddish-orange dye.

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usage profile

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Internal use is not recommended.


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what else you should know

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Bloodroot was often used by Native American Indians as a body paint and dye for clothing. It was also used historically by American and French cloth dyers as a red dye.

Bloodroot is a small plant, which produces beautiful, early blooming white flowers featuring 8 – 12 petals. Native to North America, it is a perennial, grows about 6 inches high and can be found growing in shaded areas with rich soil. The root is thick and rounded and contains a reddish juice when fresh.

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