Kentucky Wild Weeds-Bloodroot
Bloodroot is a low dose medicinal and is used as an expectorant in cold formulas. It's caustic to the skin and can actually kill skin cells. This makes it useful in treating skin cancer and is a common ingredient in black salves. Fresh root juice, which is blood red, can be applied directly to skin tags and warts. I have even had luck applying the extract to a freshly forming skin tag. The skin tag dried up and fell off in a few hours. Bloodroot extract is also included in some commercial toothpastes because it prevents tartar from forming on the teeth.