Contractions. - Sang. San.
Sanguinaria Canadensis. Nat. ord., Papaveraceae.
Synonym. - S. grandiflora.
Fig. - Bigelow, Amer. Med. Bot., pl. 7.
Blood-root, Red-root, Puccoon.
Habitat. - Open woods on light soils. Canada to Florida.
Flowering time. - March and April.
Part employed. - The rhizome.
Characters. - Petals 8 to 12. Stamens 24. Stigmas 2. An acaulescent herb, with a large creeping rhizome. Leaves reni-form, palmately 5 - 7 lobed. Flowers rather large, white, long, and grey. The Rhizome occurs in pieces 2 or 3 inches long, reddish-brown externally, a bright, somewhat orange red internally, and when fresh full of a similarly coloured juice. It has a bitterish, acrid, but peculiar taste, which remains long in the mouth, and leaves a persistent burning in the throat.
Time for collecting. - Early in spring or late in autumn.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hale's New Remedies.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.