Common names:

Red Root, Ceanothus americanus.

Traditional uses of Red Root:

Stimulates the lymphatic system. It has anti-inflammatory effects on the liver and spleen. It is also regenerating, astringent, accelerating healing, antiseptic, expectorant, antispasmodic, very strongly increases blood clotting.

Action in Lyme disease and babesiosis:

Red root is an important herb because it helps remove dead cells from the lymphatic system. Due to the response of the immune system in the acute or chronic phase of the disease, leukocytes destroy pathogens that are then introduced into the lymph. The treatment process can sometimes be very much accelerated if the lymphatic system is able to quickly remove dead pathogen cells from the body. The herb has a particularly strong effect if any part of the lymphatic system contains edema, inflammation or infection. This applies to swollen lymph nodes, tonsils, spleen, liver and appendicitis. Red root also increases the production of lymphocytes in lymph nodes, mainly T lymphocytes.

Side effects:

No side effects were observed.


Red root is not indicated in case of people taking anticoagulants and pregnant women.


Possible interaction of herbs with anticoagulants.

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