Celastraceae Celastrus scandens L.

American Bittersweet

Delaware - Drug, Liver Aid

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 37

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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: Delaware
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Liver Aid
Notes: Infusion of roots used to clear up liver spots.

RECRD: 42777 id: 8743