Blue Flag Root (Iris versicolor)
A herbal food supplement
Blue Flag Root, Poison Flag, Liver Flag
Native to North America, this plant produces vibrant multicoloured flowers.
The loose chopped dried root.
100g / 500g Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.
Vegetarians and vegans.
Decoction: 1 teaspoon of herb (0.6 to 2 g) to a cup of cold water, bring to the boil and leave to sit for 15 minutes. Or steep 1 teaspoon bark in cold water overnight. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired. Drink 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.
The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.
This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Iridaceae). If supplementing with quantities at the higher end of the recommended amount, adverse reactions (gastrointestinal) may appear. Plant extracts cause few side effects when taken correctly but if a side effect is experienced please contact us. Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. This herb is not suitable during pregnancy. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Acne, psoriasis, arthritis.
Key actions: Lymphatic, laxative, cholagogue, depurative, diuretic.
In clinic: Herbalists use this herb to treat dysfunction of the liver.
If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.
Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.