Liverwort Herb, (Hepatica americana) Liverwort is a mild, mucilaginous astringent, and is freely used as an infusion in conditions such as coughs due to colds. It is also a common ingredient in liver tonics. Diuretic; pectoral. Hepatica tea has been used for bronchitis, liver congestion, gallbladder problems, and kidney and' bladder ailments. It Is also said to stop gastric hemorrhage and vomiting of blood. The fresh Plant is irritating to the skin and should not be used on wounds.