Blue Flag

From our list of ailments, see what Blue Flag can be used for:

  • Constipation
  • Gall Bladder
  • Jaundice
  • Thyroid underactive

Natural Remedies using Blue Flag

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Blue Flag) — Class 2b, 2d. May cause nausea and vomiting. Fresh root may irritate mucosa (AHP). Fresh root and its furfural (volatile oil) may cause nausea, vomiting, and may irritate the GI tract and eyes (CAN). Furfural irritates the mucous membranes, causing lacrimation, inflammation of the eyes, irritation of the throat, and headache.

Lymphatic herbs support the lymphatic system and swollen glands throughout the body. Using lymphatic herbs for a day or so not only mobilizes white blood cell circulation, but helps to flush away the waste overload accumulating in the lymph glands. E?ective lymphatics include echinacea, blue flag, poke root, red clover, and wild indigo.

Constipation, Gall Bladder, Jaundice, Thyroid underactive

The Benefit of using Blue Flag as a natural cure

Helps clear skin eruptions When liver function improves, the skin usually benefits, and blue flag helps with both. Its ability to support the liver naturally aids in clearing the skin, but it also helps cleanse the blood, which directly reduces skin eruptions and blemishes.

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Dosages (Blue Flag) — 0.6–2 g dried rhizome in tea, 3 ×/day (CAN); 0.3–1.2 g powdered root (MAD); 1 g powdered root (PNC); 1–2 ml liquid extract (1:1 in 45% alcohol) 3 ×/day (CAN); 2–4

Opens secretory pathways Blue flag can help clear secretory pathways that are blocked or slow and underperforming—such as diminished intestinal secretions and gastrointestinal discomfort, or lymphatic stagnation causing hardened or swol-len lymph glands.