Scientific Name:Heuchera americana
About this Herb:Native to Central U.S, this small evergreen perennial with its green, purple, or brown leaves that are often veined or marbled rarely reaches 2 feet in height or width. Greenish or cream colored flowers appear on 3 foot stalks in early summer.
Uses:A tea made from the roots will aid with digestive issues, gastric problems and nausea. Use a poultice made from the roots to stop bleeding, wounds, reduce swelling of moist tissues and reduce inflammation. Drink tea made from leaves of the plant when treating diarrhea or dysentery, and for a sore throat, leaf tea makes a great gargle.
Applications:Tea: Tea brewed from roots or leaves; drink 1 to 3 cups a day.
Poultice: Use roots when making the poultice and apply to inflicted area.