What is a squaw Berry?
Simply so, what are partridge berries?
Partridge Berry is a native perennial, a small, woody, trailing vine with 6 to 12 inch, slender, trailing stems that does not climb but lays prostrate on the forest floor. The trailing stems root at nodes which come in contact with the forest surface and may spread into colonies several yards across.
Secondly, what is squaw vine? Mitchella repens (partridge berry, or squaw vine) is the best known plant in the genus Mitchella. It is a creeping prostrate herbaceous woody shrub occurring in North America belonging to the madder family (Rubiaceae).
Similarly one may ask, what does a partridge berry look like?
Partridgeberry is a low lying creeper with stems measuring 10-30 cm. in length. This wildflower is easily identified by its unique, two-lobed, red berries, and impressive, paired, white, tubular flowers. The glossy green leaves are small and broad with a conspicuous white midvein.
What is partridge berry used for?
Partridge Berry is also used to alleviate leg cramps, backaches and tension, and to tonify the urinary tract and bowels, making it an ideal ally in the last weeks of pregnancy. In addition to pregnancy, it is also used to treat infertility, irregular menstrual cycles, and severe menstrual pain.