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In the herbal literature of bygone eras, Blood Root was known as one of the best anticancer herbs, and has reportedly been used safely for generations—with proper care and caution, of course. Blood Root has gained a nasty reputation recently as several naturopaths and sellers of herbal remedies have faced litigation for its use. Blood Root is, however, a very strong alkaloid containing herb! It should not be taken internally (poisonous in anything but very miniscule quantities, as far as I can tell from what information I could find) and great care and consideration should attend its use even topically! It is mentioned here as much to get the cautions recorded as to provide information about its traditional uses. With all that said, I have used Blood Root topically in a salve with other herbal constituents and would not want to be without it.
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