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NAME: Porcelain Berry Vine
SPECIES / FAMILY: Ampelopsis Brevipedunculata / Vitaceae
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CONDITIONS: sun/partial shade
COMMENT: Related to grapes. Leaf buds - cooked. Leaves and stems - cooked. Fruit - raw or cooked, but must be fully soft and ripe, light blue color. The fruit is carried in small bunches like grapes.
CAUTION: Fruit not very palatable if not fully ripe.
NUTRITION/MEDICINAL: Antiphlogistic; Depurative; Febrifuge. The fresh fruits, roots and leaves are antiphlogistic, depurative and febrifuge. Resolves clots. It is used externally in the treatment of boils, abscesses and ulcers, traumatic bruises and aches.(1)
OTHER USES: basketry
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