Celastrus scandens (American Bittersweet)

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“NPIN: Native Plant Database.” Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The University of Texas at Austin, 2016. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.

Scientific Name  Celastrus scandens
Common Names  American Bittersweet, Climbing Bittersweet
Nativity  Native
Medicinal or Edible Section  Stem, Bark, Root
Medicinal and Edible Uses  Stem- edible; Bark- edible; Root- diuretic, folk remedy for chronic liver and skin  ailments, heals sores
Used to treat  Cancer, Fever, Gynecology, Kidney/Diuretics, Skin, Stomach

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