Partridge Berry

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Biological Name: Mitchella repensPartridge Berry

Family: Rubiaceae

Other Names: patridgeberry, Partridge Berry, squawberry, Squaw Vine, hive vine, checkerberry, one-berry, deerberry, twin-berry, winter clover

Elements Applied: Each plant’s part except the root is used in herbal medicine

Active Components: Mucilage, saponins. Herb’s content has not yet been properly investigated. Unknown mucilage, tannins, glycosides, and alkaloids have been found.

Used For: The herb is used to help labor, induce menstruation, boost urination, stimulate the digestive system, increase metabolic rates, and treat diarrhea.

Partridge Berry is one of the most popular herbal medicines employed to prepare the womb and the organism for labor. The herb should be taken for several weeks in advance to labor to provide successful and non-problematic childbirth. The herb is also applied to relieve menstrual cramps. Due to its astringency Partridge berry is employed to treat colitis, particularly that accompanied by excess mucous discharge. It is beneficial for any type of nervous weakness and recurrent irritability. Takes a positive effect on spermatorrhea, particularly if employed together with Uva ursi, Celastrus, Althea.

The herb mildly affects the mucous tissues, reducing excessive mucous discharge, due to which reason it has been commonly referred to as an astringent; however, this property comes only from its capacity to stimulate the body, and may be employed for leucorrheal and catarrhal excretions, in addition to recurrent dysentery.

Commonly mixed with: It may be employed together with Raspberry Leaves as part of labor preparation course. To relieve dysmenorrhoea the remedy is mixed with Pasque Flower and Cramp Bark.

Additional Info: The herb is indigenous to North America.

Preparation and Intake: To make an infusion, take a teaspoon of the herb extract and fill it up with 250 ml of boiling water. Steep it for ten to 15 minutes. The result should be consumed thrice per day.

In form of tincture the remedy is applied at a dose of 1-2 ml thrice a day.

Safety: There is no data concerning the plant’s safety level. It is possible that the plant interacts with your medicine. Don’t use the herb prior to speaking to your health-care provider.