Bloodroot contains berberine
Bloodroot contains berberine, a substance that fight cancer and brain tumors, andseveral other types of cancers. An alkaloid found in Bloodroot exhibits tumoricidal and anti-carcinogenic properties. One study, published in April 2002 edition of Biochemical Pharmocology, found that the sanguinarine alkaloids caused cell death in multi-drug-resistant human cervical cells; it is one of the best known anticancer herbs and bloodroot has been widely and safely used through the years, with proper care.
One of the main health benefits of the Bloodroot herb determined from recent studies is that Bloodroot herbal extract has certain anti-cancer agent properties that are useful in the treatment of skin cancer. Bloodroot has been effective in treating certain cardiac conditions because they are effective in slowing the heart rate down. Patients suffering from palpitations have been effectively treated with Bloodroot herbal tinctures. The root of Bloodroot has the ability to work well as an anesthetic, carthartic, emetic, expectorant, diuretic, sedative and stimulant. Bloodroot also helps in effective peripheral blood circulation. It has been used in treating liver conditions like jaundice. Its most persistent and possibly valid use is for treating conditions of the skin such as ringworm, skin tags, moles, warts, polyps, fungal growths and the like. In addition to the above, the Bloodroot extract has certain properties that make it an effective insect repellent. Bloodroot beneficial in treating catarrh and severe coughs. For centuries Bloodroot has proven to be effective in treating and curing pneumonia, bleeding lungs, emphysema, whooping cough, laryngitis, croup, common cold and sinus infections.