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common name for the Rubiaceae, a family of chiefly tropical and subtropical trees, shrubs, and herbs, especially abundant in N South America. The family is important economically for several tropical crops, e.g., coffee, quinine, and ipecac, and for many ornamentals, e.g.
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squaw vine

squaw vine

A plant for women. Creeping, non-climbing vine (stays on ground) with paired rounded leaves and paired white fuzzy trumpet-shaped flowers which act as ovaries. Red berries have two small indents and contain up to 8 seeds. Flowers and berries used for menstrual problems and childbirth. Strengthens and relieves congestion of uterus and ovaries, helps prevent miscarriage. Antiseptic for vaginal infections. Calms nerves. Can be used as wash for sore nipples.
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We had a culinary treat in Fortune--the chef at the motel we stayed in produced a wonderful partridgeberry pie made from fresh picked berries (2002).
The hunting, fishing and berry gathering must have been very important to survival." Cole and Nancy Underhill, also from Ontario, reasoned that regional foods, such as partridgeberry pie, jam and sauce, "reflect the history of the island, and its very practical, self-sufficient people." A Torontonian, noting that he and his traveling companion had "tried many of the jams and marmalades at bed and breakfasts," said that he had learned about the province's traditional foodways from the experience.
Knudsen said, "People were looking to buy partridgeberry and bakeapple jam--we looked for a suitable product but couldn't find one" (Newfoundland 2002).
Along with some jugs of drinkable berries, Bill and I bought wild blueberry jam, partridgeberry jam, bakeapple jam and some berry flavored teas (2002).
Introduced to the province's wild berries by way of partridgeberry sorbet served at the Cabot Club (Fairmont Hotel), as well as Stonehouse Renaissance's caribou and blueberry stew, (25) the Funks were primed for The Dark Tickle Company's products and educational presentation.