How does Bloodroot work?

Bloodroot contains chemicals that might help fight bacteria, inflammation, and plaque.

Are there safety concerns?

Bloodroot might be safe for most people, when used short-term. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and grogginess. Skin contact with the fresh plant can cause a rash.

Long-terms or high doses of bloodroot could be unsafe. At high doses it can cause low blood pressure, shock, coma, and glaucoma.

Do not take bloodroot if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have stomach or intestinal problems, such as infections, Crohn's disease, or other inflammatory conditions.
  • You have glaucoma, an eye disease.

Dosing considerations for Bloodroot.

The appropriate dose of bloodroot depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for bloodroot. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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