Celastraceae Celastrus scandens L.

American Bittersweet

Chippewa - Drug, Cancer Treatment

Use documented by:
Gilmore, Melvin R., 1933, Some Chippewa Uses of Plants, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan Press, page 135

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Scientific name: Celastrus scandens L.
USDA symbol: CESC (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Bittersweet
Family: Celastraceae
Family (APG): Celastraceae
Native American Tribe: Chippewa
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cancer Treatment
Notes: Boiled roots used as an ointment for cancer.

RECRD: 83651 id: 8732