Sanguinaria canadensis


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Noun1.Sanguinaria canadensis - perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic propertiesSanguinaria canadensis - perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant
genus Sanguinaria, Sanguinaria - one species: bloodroot
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Winterburn in 1882-3 listed Sanguinaria canadensis (blood root) for 'congestion to the head and lungs, especially at the climacteric'.
Morphine-like properties associated with chelidonine and homochlidonine have been found in the North American species of poppy, Sanguinaria canadensis.
The evaluation of forty-three plant species for in vitro antimycobacterial activities: isolation of active constituents from Psoralea corylifolia and Sanguinaria canadensis.
Alkaloid extract of Sanguinaria canadensis incorporated into various dentifrices and oral rinses have been shown to possess broad-spectrum in vitro activity against a wide variety of microorganisms [4].