[NH] Medicinal Uses of American Bittersweet

Medicinal Uses of American Bittersweet;

American Bittersweet plants are grown and found all over North Eastern
America and Central Atlantic Region. It is climbing and twining plants
that may grow as much as twenty feet and commonly found on fencing.
Its leaves are green in color and shaped as oval and fruits blossom
during the month of July to October and found in clusters, up to 4
inches in size and have bright red seeds. American bittersweet is
called as Celastrus Scandens botanically. Now, American Bittersweet
plants are regarded as Ornamental plants in both outdoors and indoors.
American bittersweet is also called by other names such as climbing
orange root, false bittersweet etc..,

American Bittersweet contains steroidal tannins, steroidal saponins,
steroidal alkaloids including soldulcarmaridine and solasodine.
Generally, all the parts of American Bittersweet are poisonous.
However, some parts of this plant such as fruits or berries root,
bark, leaves etc.., are used to treat various ailments in traditional
medicine and homeopathy system. American bittersweet fruits or berries
are bright red orange in color. As these parts are toxic and
poisonous, it may produce digestive convulsions and convulsions in
nervous system that may lead to serious and adverse health effects and
hence it should be used with caution and care for treating health

Let us discuss some of the Medicinal Uses of American Bittersweet that
include the following; Bark of this plant has the property of diuretic
and the same is used as tea in India and USA to get relief from
urinary infections. Oil extracted from the native of Indian
bittersweet is used by Indians to treat various health disorders such
as, to enhance memory and also used as aphrodisiac. Ointments and
decoctions prepared from this plant are used to treat gynecological
disorders, intestinal disorders, respiratory problems, traditionally
by herbalists.

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