|Common Names |
|Orris Root , Purple Flag, Bearded Iris |
|Botanical Name |
|Iris germanica |
How to Use|
Side Effects |
Plant & Garden|
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.
Learn how to use Orris Root in herbal remedies
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.
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Orris Root Side Effects:
Do not take internally unless you are knowledgeable in the use of this herb
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.
Regional Traditions :European *
North America *