White Beth root is typically used for gastro-intestinal bleeding, diarrhoea, dysentry, but is also used in bronchial conditions to reduce coughing. In the past it has been used to induce labour and helping with heavy menstrual flow. It is a uterine stimulant so should not be used in pregnancy at all unless under medical supervision and usually at approach of full term.
White Beth root has the faintest aroma of turpentine and looks similar to the Ginseng root. It has an odd but sweet astringent taste when it is first chewed, then quickly becomes bitter and acidic, causing salivation. Beth root grows in the damp, shady woodlands of central and eastern North America. The root contains a natural precursor of the female sex hormone. The Native American Indians, or First Nationals as we now call them, used it to lessen the pain and difficulty during childbirth.
Externally an infusion or tea made from White Beth Root was once used to help with insect bites and skin ulceration.
We also carry this herb in a fine ground powdered form – click the link below
NOT TO BE USED DURING PREGNANCY AS IT IS A UTERINE STIMULANT EXCEPT UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION