Spp. Mitchella repens
Warming and drying. Uterine tonic, diuretic and astringent.
Also known as squaw vine, this herb has been traditionally used by Native American women in the last few weeks of pregnancy to strengthen the uterus, and to supposedly make childbirth easier. It has also been used in helping regulate the menses from a whole array of issues because it is thought to have a high saponin content.
Avoid use during early stages of pregnancy.
Wilddharvested and kosher