Bloodroot Tincture (Glycerite)
Use this natural herbal Bloodroot Tincture to:
- Encourage healthy cell growth
- Treat various skin conditions
- Supplement an anti-cancer regimen
- Fight bacterial and fungal infections
- Make a tea for respiratory problems
What is Bloodroot?
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is a complex plant with a long and complex history. Its active chemical constituents, as identified to date include:
Sanguinarine kills animal cells by blocking the action of Na+/K+-ATPase transmembrane proteins. As a result, applying bloodroot to the skin may destroy tissue and lead to the formation of a large scab, called an eschar. Bloodroot and its extracts are thus considered escharotic.
Bloodroot is considered highly effective against many skin conditions, such as skin cancer, ringworm, warts, fungoid tumors, venereal infections, athlete’s foot, eczema, rashes and fungal infections, when applied as a salve or wash. Bloodroot is also taken internally by many native cultures to combat symptoms associated with various forms of cancer and other such truculent diseases. It also helps to stimulate the growth of healthy tissue and assist with general system cleanses when bacteria is released in the system.
The FDA has approved Bloodroot for use in commercially available toothpastes and oral rinses to inhibit the development of dental plaque and gingivitis. Bloodroot can also be found in cough syrups. Some herbalists recommend drinking bloodroot tea for respiratory problems.
What are the Ingredients?
We only use responsibly wildcrafted bloodroot and pure vegetable glycerin in our herbal tincture, commonly called a glycerite. It is feasible to blend other complementary herbs into the tincture (upon request) or to blend the Bloodroot Tincture with other ingredients before administering.
How do I use Bloodroot Tincture?
Our Bloodroot Tincture is easy to administer as there is no alcohol in our formula. The tincture is made of glycerin for a more pleasant flavor and experience, making it safe for children and pets, too.
For a chronic problem, the tincture should be administered daily. Those with a more acute problem may use the remedy as needed.
For adults, use 6-24 drops in water, or herbal tea, just before a meal. Start with a smaller dose and increase each day if there is no adverse reaction, such as nausea. Maximum dose may be taken up to three times daily. Shake well before use. Store in a cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
For children and pets, dilute minimum dose (1 drop for every 5 pounds) in 3-5 ml water and administer via syringe followed by a meal up to three times daily. Alternatively, you can mix it into your pet's food if your pet is willing to eat it or likely to eat the whole meal. If no adverse reaction occurs (such as vomiting or even lethargy, which could be a sign of nausea), increase dosage by one drop/5 lbs. every couple of days. Do not exceed the maximum dosage of 24 drops/3x daily.
To make a topical treatment, add tincture to a carrier oil (such as olive oil) or apply directly and cover with clean gauze or bandages.
Contradictions and Warnings:
This formula may cause nausea or an emetic (inducing vomiting) response in some users. Always, always take with meals. Vomiting indicates that the dosage is too high, in which case reduce. If problems persist, discontinue use. Pregnant women should AVOID using this formula--as it may act as an abortifacient, or otherwise harm the fetus.
No herbal formula is a substitute for qualified medical care. If a condition requires medical attention, promptly seek a health care practitioner. Bacterial infections such as Strep throat, can cause complications such as rheumatic heart illness and nephritis. Some viral infections are serious and could be life threatening.
How long until I see results?
While the effects begin immediately, tangible results will vary for each individual. When used topically, redness and swelling may appear before the skin softens and a scab forms. When taken internally, the first noticeable effect is typically an increase in energy and often common cold symptoms - a sign that the body is detoxifying from the illness.
Can I use the Bloodroot Tincture along with my prescription medications?
Yes, you can. No adverse interactions have been noted between the Bloodroot Tincture and other prescription medications.
However, as with any medicine, it is always advisable to consult your doctor before making any changes or additions to your medical program, especially if you are already using prescription medicines.
What else can I do to help the process?
It is most important to boost your immune system and get plenty of rest to allow the body to fight infection naturally. With that in mind, the following products are recommended to complement your Bloodroot therapy:
- ImmunityPlus - for full immune system support in adults
- KiddieBoost - natural formula for child immune system health
- Detox Drops - herbal formula for body cleansing and detoxification
- PetAlive DetoxPlus - support the natural cleansing and purifying processes of the body
- PetAlive C-Caps - supportive and preventative formula for pets with cancer
- Essiac Tea (Ojibwa Tea) - supplement to anti-cancer, diabetes, neurological disorder and various other treatments
How long will a bottle last?
One 1 oz. bottle of Bloodroot Tincture will last for 30 - 60 days, depending on the size and frequency of dose. 2 oz. bottles are also available.
Sage advice: Read this case study of how we used the Bloodroot Tincture in conjunction with Essiac Tea.
Disclaimer: All statements at this site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any of our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease according to the FDA. We suggest you consider reading the information at this link for a scientific study of the effects of sanguinarine (bloodroot) on cancer cells.
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