Cranesbill Root, also known by the names Storksbill, Wild Geranium, Chocolate Flower, Crowfoot, Dove's-foot, Alum Root, Old Maid's Nightcap, and Shameface, is native to North America. It grows to about 2 feet tall with an erect stem that is unbranched, and with leaves that are deeply divided and toothed. Cranesbill has pinkish-purple flowers that grow in pairs in late Spring, giving way to a pod that is divided into five cells with a seed in each.
Cranesbill Root is a strong astringent, due to its high tannin content, and was introduced to health by the Native Indians. Knowledgeable health practitioners still can use it to help support inflammation of mucous membranes, curb irritation of hemorrhoidal tissue, and to help restore venous health. It is an especially powerful astringent for passive bleeding, as occurs in hematuria, hemotysis and menorrhagia, and has a potent rejuvenating effect on the entire gastrointestinal tract. It has been used in supporting ulcers in combination with Agrimony. Like Mullein, Cranesbill Root has been found to be active against tuberculosis bacteria. Cranesbill Root was used by early Indians to help support diarrhea, dysentery, and leukorrhea, among other complaints.
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Apply Bianca Rosa salve morning and evenings, or as directed by a health care practitioner. On a moist cotton wool pad or with the fingertips, apply to the desired area of the body. Massage onto thoroughly cleansed skin with a gentle circular motion.
Not to be used during pregnancy and lactation. Do not exceed recommended dose. If irritation or redness occurs, discontinue use immediately.
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