Blue Flag Root
Once officially listed in the U.S. Pharmacopeia,blue flag has been used medicinally for centuries to detoxify the body and treat sluggish liver action.
Taken internally as a tea,it is a strong laxative,diuretic and emetic.
Dried root is milder than fresh root,and it's recommended that dried root be used for infusions and teas.
Applied topically,it may reduce inflammation,relieve pain and inhibit infection in bruised,swollen or injured joints.
: Blue flag root should not be used by pregnant or lactating women. Some people may have allergic skin reactions to blue flag root,and the fresh root may cause nausea,vomiting and diarrhea. It should not be taken by children.
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