CHIOCOCCA RACEMOSA, L. Snowberry, David root. From Florida to Brazil. Root bitter, pungent, nauseous, diuretic and menagogue, alterative and stimulant. Used in decoction, tincture or powder for dropsy, amenorrhea, rheumatism, syphilis, spina ventosa, osteocopia, &c. A powerful plant, acting without pains on the stomach, bladder, &c. Specific for dropsy and menstrual suppressions.
Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America, Vol. 2, 1830, was written by C. S. Rafinesque.