- Prepare about a teaspoon of Bloodroot parts for every three cup of water.
- Boil for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Let it steep and strain.
- Store in a glass jar for later consumption.
- Drink 1 cup, twice to three times a day after meals.
Bloodroot, is used to cause vomiting, empty the bowels, and reduce tooth pain. It is also used to treat croup, hoarseness (laryngitis), sore throat (pharyngitis), poor circulation in the surface blood vessels, nasal polyps, achy joints and muscles (rheumatism), warts, and fever.
Side effects and cautions
By tradition, people employed bloodroot to promote menstruation and, hence, this herb should never be used during pregnancy as it may encourage menstruation causing harm to the fetus. In addition, bloodroot should also be avoided by nursing mothers as there is insufficient evidence on whether the herb passes on to breast milk and harms the infant.
The appropriate dose of bloodroot depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for bloodroot. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.