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American Bittersweet

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What other names is American Bittersweet known by?

Bourreau des Arbres, Célastre du Canada, Célastre Grimpant, Celastrus scandens, Falsa Dulcamara, False Bittersweet, Waxwork.

What is American Bittersweet?

American bittersweet is a plant. Its root and bark are used to make medicine.

People take American bittersweet for arthritis, fluid retention, and liver disorders. Women take it for menstrual disorders. Some people use it to cause sweating.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Arthritis.
  • Menstrual disorders.
  • Liver problems.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Causing sweating.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of American bittersweet for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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