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, common name for several members of the Saxifragaceae, a family of widely varying herbs, shrubs, and small trees of cosmopolitan distribution. They are found especially in north temperate zones and include many arctic and alpine species.
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Has spikes with white or pink flowers with hairy rounded maple-like leaves. Diuretic. Has seven flavonoids, 4 steroids and numerous phytochemicals. Used for mouth problems and clearing white-yeast coating from tongue.
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