Xerophyllum is a genus of perennial plants from the family Melanthiaceae. The genus is native to North America.
The roots are styptic. A poultice of the chewed root has been applied to wounds. A decoction of the grated root has been used as a wash on bleeding wounds, sprains and broken limbs. The washed roots can be rubbed to make a lather and then used to wash sore eyes.
Xerophyllum has antihemorrhagic properties.
No side effects are known.
None are recorded.
Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerophyllum_(plant)