Saxifragaceae Heuchera americana L.

American Alumroot

Cherokee - Drug, Oral Aid

Use documented by:
Hamel, Paul B. and Mary U. Chiltoskey, 1975, Cherokee Plants and Their Uses -- A 400 Year History, Sylva, N.C. Herald Publishing Co., page 23

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Scientific name: Heuchera americana L.
USDA symbol: HEAMA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Alumroot
Family: Saxifragaceae
Family (APG): Saxifragaceae
Native American Tribe: Cherokee
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Oral Aid
Notes: Infusion used for 'thrash' and sore mouth and root chewed to take coat off tongue.

RECRD: 87394 id: 17028