Mitchella repens Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
partridge-berry squawvine

Mitchella repens, or partridge berry, or Squaw Vine, is the best known plant in the genus Mitchella. It is a creeping prostrate herbaceous woody shrub, occurring in North America and Japan, and belonging to the madder family.

Mitchella repens

Medical use

Economic importance of Mitchella repens

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma , Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mesoamerica: Guatemala

Biological activities

Analgesic
Alpha-amyrin found in Plant
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Plant
AntiHIV
Tannin found in Plant
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antibacterial
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Anticancer
Tannin found in Plant
Anticariogenic
Tannin found in Plant
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Plant
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Plant
Antiedemic
Alpha-amyrin found in Plant
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antihepatomic
Saponins found in Fruit
Antihepatotoxic
Stigmasterol found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antihypertensive
Tannin found in Plant
Antiinflammatory
Alpha-amyrin found in Plant
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Stigmasterol found in Plant
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Plant
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Saponins found in Fruit
Tannin found in Plant
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Plant
Antinociceptive
Alpha-amyrin found in Plant
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Stigmasterol found in Plant
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Stigmasterol found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Campesterol found in Plant
Stigmasterol found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiradicular
Tannin found in Plant
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Plant
Antitumor-Promoter
Tannin found in Plant
Antitumor
Alpha-amyrin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antiulcer
Alpha-amyrin found in Plant
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Stigmasterol found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Stigmasterol found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Stigmasterol found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Carcinogenic
Tannin found in Plant
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Chelator
Tannin found in Plant
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Alpha-amyrin found in Plant
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Stigmasterol found in Plant
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Gastroprotective
Alpha-amyrin found in Plant
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Alpha-amyrin found in Plant
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Campesterol found in Plant
Stigmasterol found in Plant
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Immunomodulator
Saponins found in Fruit
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Plant
Insectifuge
Alpha-amyrin found in Plant
Larvicide
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
Mosquitocide
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
Ovulant
Stigmasterol found in Plant
Pesticide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Plant
Sedative
Stigmasterol found in Plant
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Alpha-amyrin Plant
Beta-amyrin Plant
Beta-sitosterol Plant
Campesterol Plant
Glycosides Plant
Saponins Fruit
Stigmasterol Plant
Tannin Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]