Simple Herbal Extracts | Yellow Root


Yellow Root

Botanical Name

Xanthorhiza simplicissima

Part Used



Not for use in pregnancy*

Traditional Information*

A common shrub of the southeastern US, Yellow Root was originally used by the Cherokee and European settlers for thrush, vaginal candidiasis, and as a topical antibacterial. They also used Yellow Root as a digestive bitter, liver tonic, and aperient.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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