Partridge Berry Herbal Remedies
Partridge berry is one of the best-known herbs for readying the uterus for childbirth. It was considered by the Eclectics to increase the nervous tone of the uterus, taken during the final 2 months of pregnancy in preparation for childbirth and to facilitate labor. Partridge berry is also used as a preventative for threatened miscarriage. As a uterine relaxant, it is useful for both amenorrhea and painful periods. Naturopathic doctors have recommended it for prostatic enlargement with difficult urination in men who are mostly sedentary in habit. To make a light decoction add about 4 grams of the herb to 4 ounces of water, simmer for a few minutes, steep for an additional 10 minutes, strain, and drink 4 ounces 2-3 x daily. Partridge berry has a taste of BITTER, ASTRINGENT and a temperature of COOL.
Partridge Berry Proper Dose
|Partridge Berry Decoction||1/2 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Partridge Berry Tincture||2-4 droppersful 2 x daily|
Partridge Berry Reference Information
|Latin Name||Mitchella repens|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, capsule, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Blood, Endocrine system, Reproductive system|
|Botanical Info||An evergreen perennial from the shady woods of the eastern U.S. with trailing roots and opposite leaves, white flowers, and red berries. A member of the Madder family.|
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