Apahsípoko

Heuchera cylindrica or H. parvifolia, Alum root
literal translation: dry taste
Ipahs (mushy curdled thickened)+ ipoko(taste)

Boil alum root with water
Assists with arthritic pain and works as an astringent to dry wounds.
Can rub on cuts, blisters, or joints (put on olive oil or lotion afterwards since it dries skin
Can be mixed with red leaf or huckleberry tea for flavor as tea

 

“The chewed root was applied to wounds and sores as a styptic. Especially good for cold sores and canker of the mouth of children,” (Hellson, 76 77).