Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

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Native Americans used the red sap from the root as body paint. The rhizomes contain the alkaloid sanguinarine which is known for antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Research indicates that sanguinarine may also offer protection against skin cancer. However the FDA considers Bloodroot unsafe even in small doses. I also do not support wild-crafting. Please enjoy the beauty and help protect our native plants.