To learn more about this blood root I came home and begun my search. If you have done some hiking in some of the forest of eastern North America then you may have came across blood root and not know it.
Before going any further in to my research I want to warn the readers to be cautious when using or handling blood root. Please be knowledgeable. Do your research and read, read, read. Also talk with someone who has the experience in using such a herb. An overdose of blood root could be fatal. Also be cautious in using it on your skin because to some people it can cause skin irritation such as poison oak or ivy. It can burn the skin esp. those with sensitive skin. It is not recommended to be use around the eyes, the lips or genitals. As the writer and publisher of this article and blog, I do not recommend any of these usages that I mention in this article. This was only for research and educational purposes. Always check with your primary doctor before trying any herb.
|"It has a lovely white flower and produces only a single leaf and a flowering scape about 6 inches high. When the leaf first appears it is wrapped round the flower bud and is a greyish-green colour covered with a downy bloom - Leaves palmate five to nine lobed, 6 to 10 inches long. After flowering the leaves increase in size, the underside paler showing prominent veins. The white flower is wax-like with golden stamens. " - Botanicial. com|