Traditionally used by Native Americans to treat women’s health issues such as quickening childbirth, slow heavy bleeding during menstruation. Squaw vine also helps regulate the period as it strengthens the walls of the uterus. It can also be used to treat diarrhea and intestinal inflammation.
Partridgeberry, Deerberry, Checkerberry, Hive Vine, Twin-Berry, One-Berry, and Winter Clover.
Berries and aerial parts.
Stimulant and astringent
Used as an infusion and tincture.
Not used in cooking.
Saponins, tannins, and glycosides
GRAS: Generally Recognized As Safe. This herb can be safely consumed when used appropriately. However,a herbal practitioner should be consulted for a safe and efficient preparation before using Squaw vine.
Squaw vine was taken by Indian women for weeks before confinement, in order to render childbirth safe and easy.
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