Blood Root

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$0.79
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  • 5
    Blood Root

    Posted by Tiffany Jones on Aug 28, 2019

    They have beautiful blooms. They look great where I planted them.

  • 5
    blood root plant

    Posted by Lucille Arnold on Aug 27, 2019

    The shipping was fast and the packaging was great.

  • 4
    Plants

    Posted by Matthew Jackson on Aug 15, 2019

    These are the cutest little flowers.

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Shipping Information

We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.

Description

Blood Root is a Paradoxical Little Flower

It is also called redroot, bloodwort, red puccoon, Indian red paint, sang-dragon, snakebite, and a dozen other based on minute variations of the region. Bloodroot is found in eastern North America and is the only species in its genus. Is it the closest relative? Snow poppies found only in China. The species appears with a wide variety of different shapes in both its leaves and its white, yellow-centered flowers, but its juice is always bright scarlet, hence its name.

 

Blood Root Has a Long Standing History in Alternative Medicine

Investigations are inconclusive so far, but it's been used in alternative medicine for a long history. Native Americans historically applied it as a respiratory aid, and Colonial Americans used it as a wart remedy, a use likely at the heart of another of its names, tetterwort. It can be used to discourage dental plaque or treat a sore throat or poor circulation. The red juice means it can be used as a paint or dye, and even today it's a commercially used food additive.

 

Blood Root is also Prized in Specific Capacities by Gardeners

Double-flowered mutations are especially showy and last longer than the few days regular for sanguinaria flowers. They're considered lovely shade plants, which bloom in spring and look at home in woodland-like gardens and landscapes. Though their bloom time is short, bloodroot plants are relatively easy to collect seeds from, making them fun and easy to propagate, and they'll flower for years with little care. It needs to be handled carefully in the garden, however, due to the properties of the juice of its leaves and roots.

 

Bloodroot is surprisingly renowned as an experimental homeopathic cancer treatment, despite minimal studying having been applied to its efficacy. It's most commonly associated with treating skin tumors, harkening back to its history of being used to treat skin conditions. When it comes to handling severe diseases, however, this plant is likely best left off the table in favor of proven remedies. As an odd treatment for moles and skin tags, though, it seems unlikely to vacate the pages of herbalists' books anytime soon. 

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