This section is from the book "Botanic Drugs Their Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics", by Thomas S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: Botanic Drugs, Their Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Partridge-Berry, Squaw-Berry, Mitchella re-pens. Not official. Said to be astringent, diuretic, and parturient. Was used by Indian women as a woman's remedy, and has come down to us as such. It is one of the Rubiaceae, none being active medicinally. The plant contains no active agent. Pilcher (Jour. Phar. and Exper. Ther., Feb., 1916) reports it as giving negative results pharmacologically. The fl. is given in doses of 30 to 60 minims.