Squawvine Cut And Sifted Bulk By The Ounce
Common Names: Checkerberry, Deerberry, Hive Vine, One-Berry, One-Berry Leaves, Partridgeberry, Squawberry, Twin-Berry, Winter Clover.
Scientific Name: Mitchella Repens L., Rubiaceae, Madder Family
Common Uses: For external use,the tea makes a good wash for sore eyes, and for skin problems, swellings, hives, arthritis,rheumatism, gonorrhea, and sore nipples (add a little olive oil or cream). As an astringent,used for piles, dysentery, diarrhea. One Native American tribe drank the tea to relieve insomnia.
*Warnings: It's UNSAFE to use squawvine if you are pregnant. There is some evidence that it might cause a miscarriage.
Origin: Nova Scotia to Ontario and southward to Florida and Texas. Also found in Guatemala.