Bloodroot at Red Bluff, Coffee County

ocmulgee river coffee county ga bloodroot sanguinaria candensis photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) has been used by Native Americans for hundreds of years as an emetic and respiratory aid. as well as a dye. It has also been used in quack medicine and in recent years has been banned from use in many products due to its carcinogenic properties.

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