Red root otherwise known as New Jersey tea or by its scientific name Ceanothus americanus is a relatively small shrub with a long history. The root have been used in herbal medicine for centuries owing to its astringent, expectorant and sedative qualities while it is especially well known for its ability to treat a variety of conditions related to disorders of the lymphatic system.

The Red Root stimulates fluid drainage from congested areas and can help with a) the lymph system b) draining wastes c) the liver (decreasing the harmful effects of fats) d) the spleen (reducing chronic enlargement) e) respiratory system, relieving asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, colds, etc.