Also known as Liver Lily, Poison Flag, and Water Flag
$4.00 per Ounce
History:There are many different species of wild Iris around the globe. One of those species is the Blue Flag, which is native to Eastern North America. Blue Flag received its name from early settlers who thought it resembled the Yellow Flag plant in Europe.Blue Flag Root was an important and strong medicine among Native American tribes and was used by the Cree, Montagnais, Chippewa, Seneca, Meskwaki, Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Mohawk, and Tete de Boule. Externally, it was used in swellings, bruises, burns, sores, inflammation, and blood poisoning resulting from contusions. Internally, it was used to treat colds, sore throats, lung troubles and as a drastic purgative/cathartic.
Uses: laxative, relieve fluid retention and bloating, inflammation, skin conditions and to prevent vomiting.
Active Ingredients: Significant phytochemicals include iridin, phytosterols, resin, salicylic acid, and tannin.
Actions: Alterative, anti-mercurial, anti-venereal, cathartic, diuretic, sialagogue, hydragogue, stimulant, astringent, cholagogue, resolvent, antidote to worms, stimulates glands to healthy and excited action
Complementary Herbs: Echinacea, Burdock, Yellow Dock