Partridge berry - Mitchella repens (in the Rubiaceae or Madder family)
Part used: Leaves.
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.