Working with Alum Root
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.
Conditions treated with Alum Root
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