Orris Root (Iris X Germanica var. Florentina) Orris was the main ingredient in almost all of our grandparents’ face powders, foot powders, sachet powder, dental creams, violet scented soaps and cosmetics, and pot-pourri. Orris root is used in treatment of dropsy and other water retention problems. It is also used sometimes for bronchitis, coughs, and sore throat; for colic; and for congestion in the liver. Relieves shortness of breath, resists poisoning, starts menses as a uterine stimulant, and reduces bruises if applied externally. NOTE: DO NOT use during pregnancy as it is a uterine stimulant.
Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Orris Root can provide relief for: Edema, Bronchitis, Sore throat and Uterine Stimulant.