Item Number: H16BETR
Known by names such as Indian Shamrock, India Balm, Trillium Erectum, and Birth Root, Beth Root originates in middle and western portions of the United States, and has long seen use there by the Native American peoples of those regions. There, they used it as a treatment during child birth, perhaps to ease excess blood flow as many of the more modern traditions for the root seem to hold. Interestingly, and perhaps due to its link to fertility through its application during child birth, Beth Root also found a great deal of use by some Native Americans as an aphrodisiac. In folklore, some traditions also name it as a powerful addition to spells in which you are seeking to turn back or keep away negative magic, particularly when establishing a stationary sanctuary or otherwise protecting a home. It is also well known as a powerful aid in empowering and protecting your family.
From these roots it has come to be viewed in folk and holistic medicine, with a quite extensive list of properties. Most widely, it is known as an astringent and antiseptic, and as you might guess is therefore most commonly used for those reasons. Some also view Beth Root as a treatment for excessive blood loss during menopausal changes and menstrual cramping, as well as a treatment for blood loss in the urinary tract though it has been acknowledged that it does not actually cure the ailment that causes the blood loss in the first place. In other modern holistic uses it has also been used in treating coughs, bronchial problems, and pulmonary hemorrhage, though its effective application during such extreme cases such as pulmonary hemorrhage are widely debated by doctors.
This is a 1 oz packet of Beth Root