Mitchela Repens L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Origins: Damp, moist, deciduous woods; often found associated with hemlock and rhododendron.

Uses: Therapeutically, the plant has been described as astringent, diuretic, and topic.


Colonists observed the use of this low growing evergreen herb by Native American women and called the plant Squaw vine. Many tribes used it prepared as a salve for sore and cracked nipples of nursing mothers and as a medicine taken internally to hasten childbirth, ease labor pains, regulate menses, and ease cramps.
It may be an abortifacient and should not be used by pregnant women, except in labor.

Part used::
Aerial parts, Berries


Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) A guide to medicinal plants of  Appalachia/ Krochmal, Arnold; Walter, Russel S.; Doughty, Richard M.: USA: U.S.D.A Forest Service:,1959

2) Hull, Kathleen; Photog. Hull, Meredith /Indiana Medical History Museum: Guide to the Medicinal Plant Garden./ USA: Indiana Medical History Museum. 2010. -- p. 58.

Mitchela Repens L.
Término aceptado: 08-Feb-2019