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…Blue Flag root is just one of the many parts of the Blue Flag herb that is used in medicinal purposes. It contains iridin, a glycoside that is beneficial in the treatment of liver problems and also to expel intestinal parasites. The Blue Flag’s name is derived from the beautiful and colorful blue petals that the flower has. Although it may also be seen in other prominent colors, the bluish variety seems to be the most admired making it the…

…poultice to draw out poisons and venom. It was also used as a vermifuge and this practice was most likely taught to settlers. In Spain it was a popular blood cleanser and in some areas is still used today for this purpose. Due to its natural abilities to cleanse the body of parasites, it is still used to treat intestinal worms such as hookworms, small tapeworms and roundworms as well as for amoebic dysentery. It is being studied for its…

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