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Coralroot (corallorhiza maculata) – sold out for the year


Coralroot: dried uncut rhizome segments only.  Sold by the ounce.  1oz. is about a 3×4″ baggie of plant matter.

Head’s up; Coralroot has a naturally unpleasant scent, both fresh and dried.

This magnificent little orchid grows sparsely throughout deep, shaded, moist areas of our forest. Coralroot is extremely unique; it has no leaves and completely lacks chlorophyl. Instead it uses it’s segmented, finger-like creeping roots to encapsulate the root systems of the plants around it (usually young beargrass, glacier lilies, and arnica) and leeches nutrients from them, and is also aided by networks of mycelium that transfer nutrition from other plants to the Coralroot. This species of Coralroot is not endangered or threatened on a state or global level, though many other species of Coralroot are (as are many orchids in general). It relies on a pristine growing environment with healthy fungal activity and a dynamic ecosystem to grow. As such, Coralroot is not commercially farmable or available. Which is why I am thrilled to be able to offer this wonderful healing herb! These roots are not chopped or cut in any way, they are broken naturally into their segmented parts.

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[**The following is an excerpt from Medicinal Plants of the Western Mountain States by C. W. Kane**]

…it contains a broad range of flavanoids.

Medicinal Uses:
Coralroot was once a preferred sudorific employed by the Eclectic physicians of old. …The older indications of Coralroot still apply today. It best fits individuals whom are immunologically weakened in the bronchial region and exhibit generally lowered vitality, be it from age, environment, or genetics. Within this constitutional context, it is a specific remedy for sufferers of residual fever arising from a long-standing bronchial infection. Subacute inflammation manifesting as a dry-hacky cough, seasonal bronchitis that has lasted a little too long, or lung-centered influenza that seems to be lingering due to a weakened immune system are indications for the plant. More broadly, use it at the end stage of a lung infection where there still is a nagging-painful cough, bronchial soreness, exhaustion, lack of appetite, and fever.
…[Western species may be] more sedative than Corallorhiza odonorhiza. They… are related in some ways to other Orchid family nervous system agents such as Stream orchid and Lady slipper.
Insomnia, anxiety, and mental agitation, especially if connected to overwork and exhaustion indicate Coralroot. Its central nervous system sedation is somewhat broad: it affects cerebral states of unrest as well as muscular tension.
Not only is the tea a strong diaphoretic preparation, it also is moderately stimulating to menses. If a stress component and lack of pelvic circulation dovetail into suppressed menstruation, Coralroot should help.

Indications [for use]
– Debility, respiratory
– Cough, chronic/irritative
– Fever, dry skin with bronchial involvement
– Insomnia/Anxiety with exhaustion
– Menstruation, suppressed

Not much is known about Coralroot’s chemistry, but factoring its uses with non-toxic related plants, there should be little worry with sensible dosing. Due to its stimulating influence over menses, I caution against its use during pregnancy.

[**end excerpt**]


**Always do research for yourself before using herbs for healing. There are many great, educational books available! I like to cross reference several reputable sources before using a new herb. I am obligated to remind you that you are solely responsible for your own actions and what you choose to do with this herb. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any disease, and my comments have not been reviewed by the FDA. This product is not produced in an FDA approved facility**

Additional information

Weight 1.2 oz
Dimensions 4 × 6 × 1 in