Common Names: Iris, Iris Caroliniana, Iris Versicolor, Iris Virginica, Lirio Azul, Lis Bleu, Sweet Flag, Water Flag.
Scientific Name: Iris Versicolor L., Iridaceae, Iris Family
Common Uses: Constipation, Fluid retention, Increasing bile flow, Liver problems, vomiting,Skin rashes. Despite serious safety concerns, blue flag is used as a laxative and to relieve fluid retention and bloating.
*Warnings: Blue flag is UNSAFE. It can cause nausea and vomiting, and the fresh root can irritate the mouth, throat, digestive tract, and skin. Blue flag can also cause headache and swollen, watery eyes. Don’t use it if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Blue flag can irritate the stomach and intestines.
Origin: Native to Florida.