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Sanguinaria canadensis

Sanguinaria canadensis                           Common name:  Bloodroot
Family: Papaveraceae

Part used:  Rhizome

Constituents:  Benzophenanthridine alkaloids

Medicinal actions: Expectorant, antimicrobial, anasethetic

Medicinal use: Sanguinaria is indicated in chronic, congestive lung conditions.

Pharmacy:  Tincture (1:5), 2-5ml TID. Decoction: 1 tsp dried root/cup water; 1 cup TID.

Toxicity: None reported.

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