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How To Make And Use Bloodroot Paste

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How To Make And Use Bloodroot Paste For Warts And Moles At Home

Bloodroot has a rich history of medicinal uses in the Native American culture. There are many topical products made out of bloodroot, and there are in the form of salve and paste. In this post, we will discuss how to make bloodroot paste. So how do you make bloodroot paste, and how do you use it? Keep reading …

Bloodroot Paste Uses

The rhizomes and sap of bloodroot contain high amounts of the alkaloid called sanguinarine. The sanguinarine is responsible for the medicinal properties of bloodroot. It is rich in antioxidants and has high antibacterial properties, making it a remarkable herbal cure for many medicinal purposes. The sanguinarine, when applied to the skin, kills bad cells and tissues. 

What are the medicinal uses of bloodroot paste? 

  • Removal of skin growths like warts, moles, skin tags, and even benign tumors. 
  • Treatment of skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. 
  • Herbal toothpaste mouthwash to inhibit dental plaque build-up and prevention of other dental problems like gingivitis. 
  • Remove and promote healing of dead tissues. 

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 Differences between Bloodroot Paste and Bloodroot Salve

The terms “bloodroot paste” and “bloodroot salve” are used interchangeably although they are very different.

  • Bloodroot Salve is an ointment used for skin healing and protection. The consistency of salve preparations is oily or greasy. It absorbs deeply in the skin to treat wounds and sores. 
  • Bloodroot Paste has a thick, soft, and moist consistency. Also, bloodroot pastes usually contain powdered ingredients, which makes them stiff when applied. Bloodroot pastes form a coating to protect from external irritants.

How To Make Bloodroot Paste

 There are two methods you can try in making your own bloodroot paste at home. It can either be water-based or oil-based. Both methods are equally effective for their intended purpose.

 First Method: Using Bloodroot Capsules

  • Open a few bloodroot capsules and pour their powder contents into a small container. 
  • Add the right amount of water or olive oil to the powder.
  • Remember not to use too much oil or water. Just use enough to make a creamy texture. 
  • You may transfer it into an empty container of face cream. 
  • Make sure to clean the container thoroughly and label it. 
  • Cover it and let it sit for three days, with occasional stirring. 
  • After three days, you may use the paste.
  • Apply the paste over a wart, mole, or skin tag.
  • Cover it with gauze and tape.
  • Do this twice daily, make sure to use new gauze, and leave it overnight. 

 Second Method: Using Herbs

  • In a saucepan, put equal amounts of herbs: Bloodroot, Graviola, and Galangal.
  • Take note that you can use or add different herbs, but the most important ingredient is the bloodroot. 
  • Add the right amount of water or coconut oil, just enough to make a thick texture.
  • Mix it well until the texture is smooth and as thick as soup. 
  • Place over medium heat. If you used coconut oil, let it simmer for ten minutes. When you used water, let it simmer for fifteen minutes. 
  • However, if the mixture is too thick, you can add more water or oil. 
  • If you want, you can add little amounts of DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide) or glycerine.
  • Follow the same procedure mentioned above (when transferring in a container, cover it, let it sit for three days, and its application). 

How To Use Bloodroot Paste

When using bloodroot paste, apply small amounts to your skin problems twice daily. Do this for one month and wait for the skin lesion to disappear or fall off. Furthermore, if you prefer to apply generous amounts of the bloodroot paste, do this every two days, once a day. Cover it with gauze and leave it for 24 hours. 

If An Eschar Forms

Since the bloodroot paste does not contain zinc chloride, there is no eschar (scab) formation. If in case of eschar formation, stop the application of the paste. In the meantime, use Zen Healing Balm until the eschar heals. Remember to keep the area moist until the eschar heals. 

Mouthwash for Oral and Dental Problems

For oral care, you can make a bloodroot antibacterial mouthwash. It’s like making tea; in a cup of boiling water, add one teaspoon of bloodroot. Let it steep for ten minutes, let it cool, and strain it. Gargle on one mouthful of the bloodroot mouthwash 2-3 times a day. This is proven to treat and prevent oral and dental problems like gingivitis, bleeding gums, or the formation of dental plaque. 

Which Method Is Easier?

In the two methods mentioned above, the first method is more straightforward with bloodroot powder and olive oil than collecting different herbs in the second method. All you have to do is buy an olive oil in the supermarket and use the powder found in bloodroot capsules. 

 You can easily order bloodroot capsules at Zenith Herbal. Also, if you don’t have the time to make your bloodroot paste, you can always opt-in to buy Bloodroot Salve with DMSO at Zenith Herbal.