Family Name: Rubiaceae
Botanical Name(s): Mitchella Repens
Popular Name(s): Partridge Berry, Squaw Vine, Checkerberry,
Deerberry, Twinberry, One-Berry, Hive Vine, Squaw berry, Partridgeberry
Parts Used: Aerial Parts
Habitat: Native of North America.
Description: Partridge Berry is a small creeping perennial
evergreen herb. Its trailing stems are up to 30cm long, rooting at
various points. It has opposite ovate-orbicular leaves, which are dark
green and shining on top and often streaked with white.
Uses: Partridge Berry is among the best remedies for preparing
the uterus and whole body for childbirth. It is used for the relief of
painful periods. As an astringent it has been used in the treatment of
colitis. It is also useful for all forms of nervous feebleness and
irritability of a chronic character.