Red Root (Ceanothus americana), is used to treat nosebleeds, heavy menstruation, and hemorrhoids. This herb stimulates lymph and inter-tissue fluid circulation; therefore it can be effective in treating sore throats, enlarged lymph nodes, and for shrinking non-fibrous cysts. As an expectorant, red root helps to loosen and expel phlegm from the lungs. It is said to both de-crease the thickness, as well as increase the fluidity of mucus in the lungs and bronchial tubes. Because it stimulates fluid drainage from congested areas, it alleviates the discomforts of asthma, chronic bronchitis, whooping cough, consumption, colds, tonsillitis, diphtheria, sinusitis and other upper respiratory tract illnesses. NOTE: Pregnant and nursing women SHOULD NOT USE red root without consulting their health care provider. This herb may interfere with the absorption of iron and other minerals. Those who take blood-thinning medications should consult their physicians before using Red Root.
It is important to note that Red Root is NOT Bloodroot (sometimes also called Redroot), which is an entirely different plant (Sanguinaria canadensis) of another species and considered unsafe. Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments that can provide relief for: Asthma, Bleeding, Bronchitis, Colds, Hemorrhoids and Sore Throats