Mitchella Repens. (Partridgeberry.)
Preparation.—Prepare a tincture from the fresh plant, ℥viij. to Alcohol 76° Oj. Dose from gtts. v. to ʒss.
The Mitchella exerts a direct influence upon the reproductive apparatus of the female , giving tone and improving functional activity. It has been extensively used as a uterine tonic, to promote menstruation, to remove false pains and unpleasant sensations in the latter months of pregnancy, and has been thought to be a good preparative to labor, rendering the birth of the child easier, and less liable to accidents.
Many have failed to obtain these influences from the use of the common preparation "Compound Syrup of Partridgeberry," because it was prepared from old materials. If made from the green plant, as named above, we think it will give satisfaction.