Extractum Mitchellae.—Extract of Mitchella.

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Related entry: Mitchella.—Partridgeberry

SYNONYM: Extract of partridge berry.

Preparation.—Exhaust the recently dried herb, Mitchella repens, in coarse powder, with alcohol, water, each, a sufficient quantity, proceeding in the same manner as explained for the preparation of Alcoholic Extracts, on page 758.

Medical Uses and Dosage.—(See Mitchella). This extract is an invaluable preparation, and possesses the active medicinal virtues of the plant. It is employed more especially on account of its tonic influence upon the uterus; and in diseases of this organ it may be usefully combined with extracts or resins of black cohosh, or caulophyllum, or extract of aletris, oleoresin of senecio, etc. The dose is from 1 to 10 grains, 3 times a day (J. King).

King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.