Bloodroot Uses and their Bloodroot Side Effects
The health benefits of the herb can be reaped through various methods of bloodroot uses. However, one should take note of potential bloodroot side effects, which can be quite severe.
Possible Bloodroot Side Effects
In general, bloodroot products like paste, tinctures, salves, oils etc, should be taken after consulting a professional alternative medicine expert because bloodroot has certain toxic properties and can cause certain adverse effects like skin rashes and visual distortions if not administered correctly.
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A note about Bloodroot Uses and their Bloodroot Side Effects
Herbs are God and nature's gifts to us. While the use of herbs and herb remedies has brought excellent results for many people, do note that their health benefits may be limited when they are used in isolation. However, when combined with some basic dietary and lifestyle good health habits, such as a full body detox and a proper understanding and application of nutrition, the impact on one's health will be greatly magnified.
In natural health and healing, we believe that the body has the ability to heal itself of any disease, even supposedly incurable diseases. We also believe in holistic health and healing, as we realize that different parts of the human body are highly interlinked, often beyond Mans understanding. It is thus a good idea to apply these fundamental health steps no matter how remote or unrelated a health condition may seem.
Some other common side effects of using bloodroot include feeling faint, vertigo, nausea, vomiting and headaches.
One of the most popular bloodroot uses is through topical or external applications of bloodroot paste and salves in treating skin cancer. However, do take note that this could result in certain major bloodroot side effects like disfigurement.
Due to its power and effectiveness while treating skin tags, bloodroot should be administered with extreme caution and it shouldn't come in contact with healthy skin because it will result in damaging it. It is therefore advisable that bloodroot salve or bloodroot paste isn't applied to skin tags on eyelids or any other sensitive areas like genitals, etc.
Bloodroot juice should not be taken internally since it is toxic and poisonous.
It is highly unsafe to apply bloodroot juice to the skin since this herb is considered to be an escharotic, a substance that kills tissue.
Possible Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Bloodroot contains certain chemical substances that might increase bleeding when used with an anti-coagulating agent. The same could happen when used with certain anti-platelet an anti-angiogenic medications.
Bloodroot might also have certain adverse effects if taken by patients who are on anti-arrhythmic medications.
Patients suffering from glaucoma should not take any form of bloodroot.
The various bloodroot uses are also not recommended for pregnant women, breast-feeding women, and children.
What else to take note of or avoid
Some people feel that bloodroot salve or paste is not recommended as a self-treatment method to cure skin cancers since it isn't possible for self-medicated bloodroot salve to treat all the malignant cancerous tissue. This, of course, is very much a matter of personal choice, and bloodroot salves have in fact proven effective for numerous people.
While extracting the sap from the roots of the bloodroot plant, it is always advisable to wear rubber gloves because the sap has certain very powerful properties and, if absorbed by the skin, can cause dizziness, headaches and nausea. Skin inflammations have also been reported in some cases.
Last but not least, although it grows extensively, it is important that only cultivated bloodroot herbs be used and not bloodroot that grows in the wild.
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