|Common Names |
|Orris Root , Purple Flag, Bearded Iris |
|Botanical Name |
|Iris germanica |
How to Use|
Side Effects |
Plant & Garden|
The roots of the European Iris species, Iris germanica
, Iris florentina
, and Iris pallida
are collectively known as orris root in herbalism. Dried orris root contains a flowery essential oil that recalls the smell of violets. Dried orris root is used in perfumes and potpourris as a fixative that enhances other aromas, and in natural products as a base in toothpastes, and cosmetics. Orris root is a mild directic and anti-inflamatory that has been used to treat sore throats and sinus headaches.
Mountain Rose Herbs
Orris Root Side Effects:
Do not take internally unless you are knowledgeable in the use of this herb
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Used to hold scent (fixative) in sachets, body powders and homemade cosmetics. Orris root was historically taken internally as a powder, infusion or tincture, but its main use in modern times is purely cosmetic.
The iris is a large genus of plants containing over 260 species of flowering plantsknown for their beautiful , showy blooms. The iris is widely distributed throughout the north temperate zone, adaping to many different growing conditions and is a very popular garden flower in North America.