Squaw Vine is one of those herbs you don’t hear about much, anymore. Not because it isn’t effective, but because it was hard to find. What is it good for? To prepare a woman for childbirth. A tea made from the leaves is drunk the last few weeks of pregnancy to make childbirth faster and easier. It is also a diuretic and tonic to many parts of the body. This is a North American original and is found in woodlands, usually growing around the trunks of trees. It is thanks to the dedication of wildcrafters that we can buy Squaw Vine today. If you decide to take a walk in the woods to look for it, do go with someone who is familiar with the plants. The same plant under different growing conditions will look different.