Celastraceae Celastrus scandens L.

American Bittersweet

Creek - Drug, Gynecological Aid

Use documented by:
Swanton, John R, 1928, Religious Beliefs and Medical Practices of the Creek Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #42:473-672, page 661

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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: Creek
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Gynecological Aid
Notes: Plant used by women with urinary trouble or pain in small of back.

RECRD: 83658 id: 8739