CELASTRUS SCANDENS, L. Fevertwig, Staffvine, Bittersweet. Equivalent of Dulcamara and Mezereon, but weaker. Bark used, emetic, antisyphilitic, discutient; externally it expels indurated tumors, and the swelling of cow bags.
Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America, Vol. 2, 1830, was written by C. S. Rafinesque.