The root and underground suckers are used by herbalists for their blood-cleansing properties to treat skin disorders such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, and cold sores. They act as a digestive and liver tonic and are given to improve the appetite, suppress nausea, and reduce rheumatic inflammation. The root yields a yellow dye. Avoid during pregnancy.
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Compared to other methods, alcohol helps extract nearly all active constituents from a herb yielding stronger tinctures that require a lower dose to attain beneficial effects.
Alcohol eliminates the growth of bacteria and mold while preserving the valuable constituents resulting in a much longer shelf life.