Bloodroot has long been used by Native Americans to induce vomiting in a practice intended to cleanse the body of harmful toxins. Bloodroot is often used in alternative medicine as a topical or oral antibacterial agent. When used internally, bloodroot is believed to relax smooth muscles, particularly in the heart and lungs. There is some evidence suggesting that bloodroot can reduce dental plaque and prevent or treat gingivitis and other gum diseases. It is often used in topical skincare products due to its high antioxidant content. Bloodroot is also used to treat flu, common colds, sinus infections, and lung infections. A chemical compound in bloodroot, called berberine, has shown promise in triggering apoptosis (programmed cell death) in prostate, breast, and skin cancer cells in test tube studies.
As you can see Bloodroot is an herb that has various uses to assist your well-being. Like most herbs, if you use due care you can treat and reverse most illnesses,