|RED ROOT - Ceanothus americanus
Traditional use: astringent, structural tonic, spleen tonic, mental stability & good boundaries
Red Root has a very specific, narrow range of effects, but its usefulness can be applied to a wide group of ailments. It is claimed to act on the blood, the lymph fluids, and the structure of the lymph system, improving the tone and action of all these systems. Red Root is used to strengthen the structure of the lymph system, improve the blood's ability to flow, and generally stimulate the cleansing cycle needed to heal.
This action can be applied to many problems, such as sprains, bruises, or other injuries, infection, and long-term congestive problems such as varicose veins, some arthritis, and some allergies. Red Root can even be helpful in cases of indigestion or food-related headaches, when the clogging factor is food (especially fatty foods), instead of lymph. Red Root has no specific action on the immune system, but it will dramatically improve the action of herbs which do.
As a Spagyric Spiritualized Essence, Red Root supports Saturn energies on the Mental/Emotional level, bringing structure, solidity, control, and boundaries.
Also available as a Spagyric Essence for Physical Support, for short-term balance of the immune and lymph system.