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Pipsissewa

  • Chimaphila umbellata
  • Origin: USA
Pipsissewa

SKU
pip_1oz

Common Name

Standardized: pipsissewa
Other: prince's pine

Botanical Name

Chimaphilla umbellata (L.) W.P.C. Barton
Plant Family: Pyrolaceae

Overview

Introduction

A small, perennial evergreen native to much of southern Canada and the northern United States, pipsissewa was used by native peoples to treat urinary tract infections, as well as to reduce sweating and treat fever. Its scientific name literally means "winter loving," but its leaves are collected in late summer for medicinal use. The leaves have very little scent until they are rubbed to release a pleasant but mildly "puckery" odor. It is currently used as a flavoring in root beer production, and in candy.

Constituents

Arbutin, chimaphilin, resins, oil.

Parts Used

Dried leaf usually, although all parts of the plant including stems are medicinally active.

Typical Preparations

Teas (made in boiling water), and tinctures usually and very rarely found as a capsule. Cosmetically it can be found in lotions or creams from a fresh extract.

Precautions

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.