from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A North American herb (Heuchera Americana) of the Saxifrage family, whose root has astringent properties.
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They should be washed frequently with warm water, and some astringent article injected up the birth-place, such as oak oose, brier root tea, wild alum root tea, &c. Page 150
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.