RED ROOT (JERSEY TEA) Cut & Sifted
- Product Code: Herb
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Form : Cut and Sifted
Botanical Name : Ceanothus Americanus
Usage : New Jersey tea root-bark has been recommended for various chest problems, including chronic bronchitis, nervous asthma, whooping cough, and consumption. It has also been used as a gargle for inflammations and irritations in the mouth and throat, particularly for swollen tonsils. American Indians used a tea made from the whole plant for skin problems (including skin cancer and venereal sores). The tea may help raise a patient’s spirits when despondency sets in during illness.
Historically it was believed that gargling with a strong tea every two hours will reduce sore, swollen tonsils. If tonsils are very sore and swollen, make a swab and work around good and then gargle. It will reduce very badly enlarged tonsils, and the trouble will rarely recur. It is also believed to be useful for spleen problems.
In combination with fringe tree and golden seal, it is good for sick headache, acute indigestion, and nausea due to the poor activity of the liver.
Traditionally, this was prescribed as a remedy for diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, and other lung infections.