Partridge Berry: Mitchella repens (L.)
About Partridge Berry Herb? This plant is indigenous to the Eastern United States and west to Minnesota, and it thrives in moist, cool woods. Partridge berry herb can be prepared as a decoction, infusion, fluid extract, powder, and tincture.
Quality Assured: Our partridge berry is sustainably sourced within the U.S.A. Our experts here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally evaluate every herb through taste, touch, and smell to assure that you are receiving the best botanicals suitable for use.
Benefits: Because there is not adequate substantive scientific research as defined by the FDA we are unable to provide any guidance on how to use this herb. We suggest you do your own research.
Cautions and Contraindications: Partridge berry herb is listed as safe for use when used appropriately by the American Herbal Products Association.
PARTRIDGE BERRY HERB TINCTURE:
Partridge berry herb Mitchella repens: 1 ounce
Vodka or grain alcohol: 1 pint
Mix herb with alcohol in a canning or preserving jar with a tight-fitting lid (if using cider vinegar, add a barrier of plastic wrap between the glass jar and the metal lid since vinegar can corrode the lid and taint the tincture). Keep the tincture in a tightly closed jar in a warm spot, but not in the sun, for approximately two weeks. Shake the tincture two to three times per day.
After two weeks, strain the tincture through pharmaceutical filter paper, a coffee filter, cheesecloth, or muslin. You may need to strain your tincture two or three times to remove all the herb solids. Leaving solids in your tincture may lead to mold and spoilage. Store your tincture in a dark bottle with a dropper in the cupboard.
The tincture should be a deep orange-red color and have an odor of wintergreen oil.