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The bloodroot.

[New Latin Sanguinaria, genus name, from Latin (herba) sanguināriā, a plant that stanches blood, feminine of sanguinārius, sanguinary; see sanguinary.]


1. (Pharmacology) the dried rhizome of the bloodroot, used as an emetic
2. (Plants) another name for bloodroot1
[C19: from New Latin herba sanguināria, literally: the bloody herb]


(ˌsæŋ gwəˈnɛər i ə)

n., pl. -nar•i•as.
1. the bloodroot.
2. its medicinal rhizome.
[1800–10; < New Latin (herba) sanguināria bloody (herb), feminine of sanguinārius sanguinary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sanguinaria - one species: bloodroot
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Papaveraceae, Papaveraceae, poppy family - herbs or shrubs having milky and often colored juices and capsular fruits
bloodroot, redroot, Sanguinaria canadensis, tetterwort, puccoon - 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
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Remedies: Argentum Metallicum, Borax, Bovista, Calcarea Bromata, Cannabis Indica, Caulophyllum, Crocus Sativa Digitalis, Gelsemium, Kali Bichromicum, Kali Bromatum, Kali Sulphuricum, Lac Caninum, Lac Delphinum, Natrum Sulphuricum, Palladium, Pulsatilla, Sabadilla, Sanguinaria, Silica , Thuja.
Elevational trends in defense chemistry, vegetation, and reproduction in Sanguinaria canadensis.
Il padre di Davidson, la madre, i fratelli, i compagni coetanei del villaggio--drogati, resi folli dall'esaltazione sanguinaria, dal terrore, dalla arcaica spiritualite che li possiede--compiono nella complicite della notte, intorno a fuochi accesi .
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.
Era conhecido por sua verve vingativa e sanguinaria.
The evaluation of forty-three plant species for in vitro antimycobacterial activities: isolation of active constituents from Psoralea corylifolia and Sanguinaria canadensis.
O bien Confesiones de Tamara Fiol (2009) de Miguel Gutierrez, que pese a estar protagonizada por una mujer "fuerte" y que tambien pasa fugazmente por Sendero, esquiva el personaje de la terrorista sanguinaria para centrarse en las facetas del feminismo, el pacifismo solidario .
The person who may benefit from Sanguinaria often appears to be excitable, angry or irritable, complains of mental fatigue, anxiety, confusion, and feels as if her body is throbbing.
The individual remedies of Klimakt-Heel[R] include: Sanguinaria canadensis D3, Sepia succus D4, Sulphur D4, Ignatia amara D4, Cedron-simarumba ferroginea D4, Stannum metallicum D1 and Lachesis muta D12.
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].
Immo ne sacerdotes quidem ipsos pudet, quos olim Deus nec in sanguinaria ilia et inclementi lege Moysi voluit ullo sanguine pollui; non pudet theologos Christianae vitae magistros, non pudet absolutae religionis professores, non pudet episcopos, non pudet cardinales et Christi vicarios eius rei auctores ac faces esse, quam Christus tantopere detestatus est?