Botanical Name: Ceanothus americanus
Botanical Family: Rhamnaceae
Part Used: Root or inner bark of the root
Qualities: Neutral — warming, sweet to taste
Dosage: 15 – 40 mL/week 1:2 LE
- Betulin, Betulinic acid (triterpenes), Bacteriohopanetrol
- Ceanothic acid, Ceanothenic acid, Ceanothine (alkaloid), Ceanothamine
- Integerressine, Integerreine, Integerrine
- Methyl salicylate
- Flavonoids, flavonoids glycosides, flavonoids, dihydroflavonols
- High amount of tannins
- Iron, protein, copper, zinc, magnesium, calcium
- Blood coagulant
- Lymphatic stimulant/tonic
- Spleen tonic
- Mucus membrane tonic
- Hepatic stimulant/tonic
- Mild hypotensive
- Mouth ulcers/tooth abscess
- Asthma, bronchitis, cough, pharyngitis, sinusitis, tonsilitis
- Blood – red blood cell clumping
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic Congestion
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Headache – THICK FRONTAL – after fatty meals)
- Liver stagnation
- Splenitis/mild splenomegaly
- Lymphatic congestion – weakness & bogginess
- Swollen glands
- Swollen prostate
- Bacterial & viral infections
- EBV Glandular fever
American eclectic medicine. Used by Native Americans as wash for injured legs/feet and used powdered bark for sores caused by venereal disease.Infusions of the root were used for mouth issues, bowel and stomach issues and for flu type symptoms.
Indicated for clanged spleen and enlarged liver. STAGNATION.
SAFETY: Safe within dosage ranges – both short & long term.
CONTRAINDICATED IN PREGNANCY . Limited research for pregnancy and lactation, so not recommended.
DO NOT USE in people with coagulation disorders.
AVOID USING WITH THESE PHARMACEUTICALS: coagulants or anti-coagulants.
1:2 LE 15 – 40 mL week