a spring-blooming, North American wildflower (Sanguinaria canadensis) of the poppy family, with a single white flower and lobed leaf arising from a rootstock that yields a toxic red juice
A perennial wildflower (Sanguinaria canadensis) of eastern North American forests, having a single lobed leaf, a solitary white flower in early spring, and a fleshy rootstock exuding a poisonous red sap that can be used as a dye.
(usually uncountable, plural bloodroots)
- A North American plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, of the poppy family, which has a red root and sap and a single white flower in early spring.
- That way, if there is any chance of cancer, the doctor can send the tag to a pathologist.Health advisor Dr. Andrew Weil recommends trying an herb called bloodroot (scientific name Sanguinaria canadensis).
- While typical black drawing salves are fine for minor skin complains and treating splinters, black salves that contain bloodroot can cause serious skin burns and may not cure cancer.
- McDaniel and Goldman and published in the Archives of Dermatology followed four patients who used black or bloodroot salve as part of their treatment for various skin cancers.
- Made with the herb bloodroot or Sanguinaria canadensis, bloodroot salve was the only treatment available for skin cancer prior to the 20th century.
- Colgate-Palmolive was experimenting with a bloodroot extract in toothpaste for the treatment of plaque, for example.