Mitchella Repens.

Botanical name: 

Syn.—Mitchella; Squaw Wine; Partridge berry.
P. E.—Whole plant.
N. O.—Rubiaceae.
N. H.—United States.

Properties: Tonic, diuretic, astringent.

Use: In amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea it is of value. False labor pains are often relieved by it. Its main use however is to remove influences that increase severity of labor, and if given, starting in a few months before confinement, in 10 to 15 drop doses 2 to 3 times a day, it will smooth the way to an easy labor by its tonic influence on the nervous system and uterus.

The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.