535. MITCHELLA.—SQUAW VINE. PARTRIDGE BERRY. The herb of Mitchell'a re'pens Linné, a creeping evergreen growing in the woods of this country east of the Mississippi. Stem branching, bearing roundish-ovate, entire, evergreen leaves, about 12 mm. (1/2 in.) long, sometimes marked with white lines; flowers pale purplish, the ovary ripening into a small, scarlet-red berry. Tonic, astringent and diuretic, resembling pipsissewa in action and often substituted for it. It is frequently combined with black haw. Dose: 30 to 60 gr. (2 to 4 Gm.).
A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.