Latin Name : Potentilla Erecta
Origin Country: USA
Potentilla erecta (L.) Raeusch is a medicinal plant of the Northern hemisphere belonging to the plant family of roses (Rosaceae). It has traditionally been used to treat inflammatory disorders of the skin and mucous membranes as well as chronic diarrhea.
People sometimes use bloodroot by mouth or apply it to the skin for a long list of conditions, but there is no scientific evidence to support these uses, and using it can be unsafe.
People use potentilla for conditions such as sore throat, menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
To make an infusion put 1-2 teaspoons of bloodroot with 1/4l hot water (80°C) and infuse for 10min. Then strain and drink in sips. This tea can be drunk 1-3 times a day.
Bloodroot contains chemicals that might help fight bacteria, inflammation, and plaque.
Long-term use by mouth in high amounts is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. At high doses it can cause low blood pressure, shock, coma, and an eye disease called glaucoma. Also, bloodroot is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when used as a toothpaste, mouthwash, or applied to the skin. Don't let bloodroot get into your eyes because it can cause irritation. It may also cause white patches on the inside of the mouth. Skin contact with the fresh plant can cause a rash. Bloodroot can also burn and erode the skin, leaving an uneven scar.