bloodroot :

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  • n  perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant

  • He said he had been informed that it contained zinc sulfate, galanga (a Chinese spice), bloodroot and ordinary lanolin.
  • Almost every plant known to botany has been claimed as a specific, with bloodroot an easy first.
  • Faith is widespread in the anticold potency of herbs like eucalyptus, mullein leaves, bloodroot and red clover.

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