Alum Root Herbal Remedies
Alum root is a strong astringent used to stop the bleeding of cuts, superficial abrasions, and ulcers on the lips. It is used in dilute form as a mouthwash or gargle and has been effective for mouth and throat ulcers. Internally, it is useful as a tea or in capsules to help ease diarrhea, for loose bowels, and for excessive mucus in the urinary tract accompanied by frequent urination. Caution: Alum root can cause gastrointestinal irritation if taken in large amounts. Alum root has a taste of ASTRINGENT, BITTER and a temperature of COOL.
Alum Root Proper Dose
|Alum Root Powder||4 caps 2 x daily; externally wash|
Alum Root Reference Information
|Latin Name||Heuchera spp.|
|Herb Forms||Powder, capsules.|
|Affects||Digestive system, Urinary system|
|Cautions||Avoid large doses, especially when constipated.|
|Botanical Info||A small green perennial herb of shady places with rounded, toothed, basal leaves and a flowering stalk with many tiny white or pink fowers in sprays.|
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