Alum root

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Al´um root`

1.(Bot.) A North American herb (Heuchera Americana) of the Saxifrage family, whose root has astringent properties.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Commonly known as Alum root or coral bells, they have become one of the most popular perennial plants in recent years, due in most part to the efforts of specialist breeders developing hybrid varieties that sport abundant flowers and stunningly beautiful f oliage.
According to American Indian Healing Arts (1999), antidiabetic herbs include devil's club, barberry, uva ursi, Cananda and daisy fleabane, alum root, joe-pye weed, red trillium, wild ginger, clintonia, bugleweed, and flowering spurge.
Already new forest floor species such as foam flower, alum root, heart-leaved aster, bleeding heart, and cardinal flower are thriving.