Partridge berry
Mitchella repens

Partridge berry - Mitchella repens (in the Rubiaceae or Madder family)

Part used: Leaves.

Taste/smell: Astringent.

Tendencies: Warming, drying.

Dosage: Decoction: 1 teaspoon per cup of water; or 1:4 dry strength liquid extract: 10-40 drops 1-4 times per day.

Mental picture and specific indications: Partridge berry is indicated in generalized edema, mental dullness, backache, uterine congestion, dark, red, swollen cervix, dysmenorrhea and uterine bleeding with bright red blood.

Use: (a) Uterine tonic, (b) Diuretic, (c) Astringent.

It influences the digestive organs, kidneys, pelvic organs and nervous system. It is beneficial for female reproductive tract weak

ness and improves neuromuscular/vascular tone of the uterus. Partridge berry is used in atonic uterus, uterine bleeding due to atony and post partum hemorrhage and in the later part of pregnancy as a tonic to promote easier childbirth.

Contraindications: Information unavailable at this time.

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