The primary medicinal properties of the Bloodroot plant are derived from the multiple alkaloids that are found in its stem. The most well known of these alkaloids are Sanguinarine and Chelerythrine, which have both been studied in-vitro for their anti-cancer properties. These chemicals might help fight bacteria, inflammation, and plaque. Additionally, special mixtures of the plant can be used to cure skin ailments.
Bloodroot has been used for generations to treat moles, blemishes, skin tags, and warts as an escharotic treatment. The bloodroot salve is known to have anticancer and antiseptic properties that consolidate the cells and separates them from the surrounding healthy tissue. As a result, it eliminates external growths. Moreover, Bloodroot can be used for both human and animal treatment.