Partridge Berry - Mitchella Repens

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This Partridge berry (Mitchella repens) monograph is an excerpt from the 1999, first edition of Dr. Sharol's book "Herbal Medicine From The Heart of The Earth." You can purchase the 2020, third edition of this book with an expanded materia medica/monograph section, herbal formulas and directions on making herbal products in Dr. Sharol's Book Store. You receive free shipping in the USA. The expanded 3rd edition materia medica, and additional herbal tidbits are also available as a kindle ebook at Amazon and details on this e-book are here.

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.

Partridge berry influences the digestive organs, kidneys, pelvic organs and nervous system. It is beneficial for female reproductive tract weakness and improves neuromuscular/vascular tone of the uterus. Partridge berry is used in atonic uterus, uterine bleeding due to atony and post partum hemorrhage.

Contraindications: Information unavailable at this time.

This is a plant that is slow growing and could become overused.

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