Sanguinaria canadensis Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
bloodroot bloodwort red puccoon redroot tetterwort
Sanguinaria canadensis

Medical use

Economic importance of Sanguinaria canadensis

Environmental ornamental
Materials tanin/dyestuf
Medicines source of sanguinarine
Vertebrate poisons mamals

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    • Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas , Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska , North Dakota , Oklahoma , South Dakota , Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida , Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

Biological activities

12-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
5-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Abortifacient
Berberine found in Root
Protopine found in Root
Absorbent
Starch found in Plant
Adrenolytic
Berberine found in Root
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Allocryptopine found in Plant
Protopine found in Root
Amebicide
Berberine found in Root
Amphicholeretic
Protopine found in Root
Analgesic
Allocryptopine found in Plant
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Protopine found in Root
Anesthetic
Berberine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Antiacne
Berberine found in Root
Antiadrenergic
Berberine found in Root
Antiaggregant
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Protopine found in Root
Antialzheimeran
Berberine found in Root
Antiamnesic
Berberine found in Root
Antiangiogenic
Berberine found in Root
Antiarrhythmic
Allocryptopine found in Plant
Alpha-allocryptopine found in Root
Berberine found in Root
Protopine found in Root
Antiarthritic
Berberine found in Root
Antiatherosclerotic
Malic-acid found in Plant
Antibacillus
Berberine found in Root
Antibacterial
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Chelirubine found in Root
Malic-acid found in Plant
Protopine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Antibiotic
Berberine found in Root
Anticancer
Berberine found in Root
Anticariogenic
Berberine found in Root
Antichlamydial
Berberine found in Root
Anticholecystitic
Berberine found in Root
Anticholera
Berberine found in Root
Anticholinergic
Protopine found in Root
Anticholinesterase
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Anticirrhotic
Berberine found in Root
Anticonjunctivitic
Berberine found in Root
Anticonvulsant
Berberine found in Root
Antidiarrheic
Berberine found in Root
Antidysenteric
Berberine found in Root
Antiedemic
Berberine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Antiendotoxic
Berberine found in Root
Antienterotoxic
Berberine found in Root
Antiesherichic
Berberine found in Root
Antifibrillary
Allocryptopine found in Plant
Antifibromyalgic
Malic-acid found in Plant
Antigiardial
Berberine found in Root
Antigingivitic
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Berberine found in Root
Antigonorrhea
Berberine found in Root
Antihepatomic
Berberine found in Root
Antihepatotic
Berberine found in Root
Antiherpetic
Berberine found in Root
Antihistaminic
Berberine found in Root
Antiinflammatory
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Coptisine found in Root
Protopine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Antiischemic
Berberine found in Root
Antileishmanic
Berberine found in Root
Antilipogenic
Berberine found in Root
Antimalarial
Berberine found in Root
Antimitotic
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Antimuscarinic
Berberine found in Root
Antimyalgic
Berberine found in Root
Antimycotic
Berberine found in Root
Antineoplastic
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Antinephritic
Berberine found in Root
Antinesidioblastosic
Starch found in Plant
Antioxidant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Antiperiodontic
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Antiperistaltic
Berberine found in Root
Antipharyngitic
Berberine found in Root
Antiphotooxidative
Berberine found in Root
Antiplaque
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Antiplasmodial
Berberine found in Root
Antipneumonic
Berberine found in Root
Antipyretic
Berberine found in Root
Antisalmonella
Berberine found in Root
Antiseborrheic
Malic-acid found in Plant
Antisecretory
Berberine found in Root
Antiseptic
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Malic-acid found in Plant
Protopine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Antishigellic
Berberine found in Root
Antispasmodic
Berberine found in Root
Protopine found in Root
Antispermigenic
Berberine found in Root
Protopine found in Root
Antistaphylococcic
Berberine found in Root
Antistrep
Berberine found in Root
Antisuperoxidogenic
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Antisyphilitic
Berberine found in Root
Antitrachomic
Berberine found in Root
Antitrypanosomic
Berberine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Antitubercular
Berberine found in Root
Malic-acid found in Plant
Antitumor
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Coptisine found in Root
Malic-acid found in Plant
Sanguidimerine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Antitussive
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Protopine found in Root
Antiulcer
Berberine found in Root
Antivagal
Beta-allocryptopine found in Root
Antivaginitic
Berberine found in Root
Antiviral
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Astringent
Berberine found in Root
Bacteristat
Malic-acid found in Plant
Bilirubinolytic
Berberine found in Root
Bruchiphobe
Malic-acid found in Plant
CNS-Depressant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
CNS-Paralytic
Beta-homochelidonine found in Plant
COX-2-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Root
Calcium-Antagonist
Berberine found in Root
Protopine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Candidicide
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Cardioactive
Alpha-allocryptopine found in Root
Cardiodepressant
Berberine found in Root
Cardiotonic
Berberine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Carminative
Berberine found in Root
Cholagogue
Berberine found in Root
Cholekinetic
Berberine found in Root
Choleretic
Berberine found in Root
Collyrium
Berberine found in Root
Convulsant
Protopine found in Root
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Root
Cytotoxic
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
DNA-Intercalator
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Digestive
Berberine found in Root
Diuretic
Berberine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Emetic
Berberine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Emollient
Starch found in Plant
Expectorant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Fungicide
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Gastrocontractant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Glaucomagenic
Berberine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Hemopoietic
Malic-acid found in Plant
Hemostat
Berberine found in Root
Hepatotoxic
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Hypertensive
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Protopine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Berberine found in Root
Hypoglycemic
Berberine found in Root
Hypotensive
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Protopine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Inotropic
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Irritant
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Lachrymatory
Berberine found in Root
Larvicide
Berberine found in Root
Leucocytogenic
Berberine found in Root
Lipase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Root
Molluscicide
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Chelirubine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Mutagenic
Berberine found in Root
Mycobactericide
Berberine found in Root
Malic-acid found in Plant
Mydriatic
Berberine found in Root
Myocardiocontractant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Myocardiodepressant
Berberine found in Root
Myocontractant
Coptisine found in Root
Myorelaxant
Berberine found in Root
Protopine found in Root
Nematicide
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Occulotensive
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Oxytocic
Alpha-allocryptopine found in Root
Paralytic
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Pesticide
Berberine found in Root
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Chelirubine found in Root
Malic-acid found in Plant
Protopine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Phototoxic
Berberine found in Root
Plasmodicide
Berberine found in Root
Poultice
Starch found in Plant
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Root
Protisticide
Berberine found in Root
RNA-Depressant
Berberine found in Root
RT-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Root
Respiradepressant
Berberine found in Root
Respirainhibitor
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Respirastimulant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Sedative
Berberine found in Root
Protopine found in Root
Sialogogue
Malic-acid found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Soporific
Allocryptopine found in Plant
Spasmogenic
Protopine found in Root
Sympatholytic
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Tetanic
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Chelerythrine found in Plant
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Root
Trichomonicide
Berberine found in Root
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Trypanocide
Berberine found in Root
Uterocontractant
Berberine found in Root
Uterotonic
Berberine found in Root
Protopine found in Root
Vagostimulant
Berberine found in Root
Vasoconstrictor
Berberine found in Root
Vasodilator
Berberine found in Root
Vasomotor-Stimulant
Sanguinarine found in Root (60000 ppm)
Vermifuge
Berberine found in Root
Vibriofuge
Berberine found in Root

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Alkaloids Root 18,000 70,000
Allocryptopine Plant
Alpha-allocryptopine Root
Berberine Root
Beta-allocryptopine Root
Beta-homochelidonine Plant
Chelerythrine Plant
Chelilutine Root
Chelirubine Root
Coptisine Root
Dihydrosanguilutine Plant
Malic-acid Plant
Oxysanguinaridine Root
Oxysanguinarine Plant
Porphyroxin Plant
Protopine Root
Pseudochelerythrine Plant
Resin Plant
Sanguidaridine Root
Sanguidimerine Root
Sanguilutine Root
Sanguinarine Root 6,000 60,000
Sanguirubine Plant
Starch Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]