SOLD OUT Red Root + Garnet Tincture
Red Root (Ceanothus americanus) fresh root tincture used primarily as a potent lymphatic and blood mover. It's astringent, an expectorant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Special affinity for the spleen.
This tincture is paired with local Appalachian garnets that were unearthed nearby. Garnets help build the blood and 'push out' pathogens. It also brings a vitality and juiciness to our essence, as well as supporting manifestation and wealth!
"Red Root is an aromatic bitter and slightly warming herb that yields a deep red tincture and is associated with the blood. It helps move the blood and lymph more freely throughout their channels, helping with swollen lymph nodes or the ill-effects of sluggish, fatty blood. The ability of Red Root to stimulate and support this fluid movement makes it potentially useful in treating hemorrhoids, varicose veins, broken capillaries, breast/ovarian/testicular cysts, heavy menstruation or swollen spleen due to viral infections. Many herbalists find that it is used best in formula with other supporting herbs. Because of its astringency it has also been used by Native Americans and early American doctors to stop bleeding.
Beyond the western lymphatic spleen, Red Root has a special connection with the Spleen in Traditional Chinese Medicine - the organ that moves the fluids around the body and plays an essential role in digestive metabolism by drawing the nourishment from digesting food into the body. Thus Red Root can address stagnant, irritated damp digestion that comes with cold, dry symptoms. Matthew Wood talks about the Greek connection of spleen with 'melancholia' - similar to TCM spleen ideas that excessive thought and introspection can bring about a 'Spleen' imbalance marked by sluggishness of direction, purpose and creative flow. He recommends smaller more energetic doses for this." - California School of Herbal Studies
Contraindications - Can be irritating in higher doses; use carefully if undergoing medical treatment for any disease.
note: This information is not a replacement for a trained herbalist. Please consult your medical professional before treating yourself or others with this or any other herbal remedy.