SQUAWVINE

OTHER NAME(S):

Checkerberry, Deerberry, Hive Vine, Mitchella Rampant, Mitchella repens, Noon Kie Oo Nah Yeah, One-Berry, Pain de Perdrix, Partridgeberry, Running Box, Squaw Berry, Trébol de Invierno, Twinberry, Two-Eyed Berry, Winter Clover.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Squawvine is an herb. The stem and leaves are used to make medicine.

People take squawvine for anxiety, diarrhea, water retention (edema), low urine output, varicose veins, sleep problems (insomnia), congestive heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure, severe diarrhea (chronic dysentery), and colitis.

Women take it for treating menstrual disorders, “lumpy breasts” (fibrocystic breast disease), and vaginal discharges. They also use it to ease childbirth, treat depression after childbirth, and improve the flow of breast milk. Squawvine has also been used to cause abortions.

Some women apply squawvine directly to the skin for treating sore nipples.

How does it work?

There isn’t enough information available to know how squawvine works.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Anxiety.
  • Depression after childbirth.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Menstrual disorders.
  • Heart failure.
  • Kidney failure.
  • Water retention.
  • Nipple soreness, when applied directly.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of squawvine for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Squawvine seems safe for most people when taken by mouth in appropriate amounts.

There isn’t enough information to know whether it can be safely used on the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to use squawvine if you are pregnant. There is some evidence that it might cause a miscarriage.

It’s also best to avoid squawvine if you are breast-feeding. Not enough is known about how it might affect the nursing infant.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for SQUAWVINE Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of squawvine depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for squawvine. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • A Modern Herbal (Mrs.M.Grieve) website. Available at: http://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/s/squawv85.html (Accessed 25 November 1999).

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