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Pipsissewa
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Chimaphila umbellata

pipsissewa

plant overview
winter loving woodland herb

Pipsissewa, also known as prince's pine, rheumatism weed and various other common names, is a low-growing, flowering plant in the heather family that occurs naturally in the woodlands of southern Canada and northern North America. The plant’s name, which translates to “breaks-into-small-pieces,” was bestowed by the Cree natives of North America, who used the leaf to make tonics and poultices. Pipsissewa is still used in tea blends and is also a flavoring additive for root beer and other beverages.

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Pipsissewa
Chimaphila umbellata

pipsissewa

plant overview
winter loving woodland herb

Pipsissewa, also known as prince's pine, rheumatism weed and various other common names, is a low-growing, flowering plant in the heather family that occurs naturally in the woodlands of southern Canada and northern North America. The plant’s name, which translates to “breaks-into-small-pieces,” was bestowed by the Cree natives of North America, who used the leaf to make tonics and poultices. Pipsissewa is still used in tea blends and is also a flavoring additive for root beer and other beverages.

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pipsissewa history, folklore, literature & more

urinary relief with pipsissewa
Pipsissewa may have a funny name, but the herb can provide great relief when you’re in need. It’s been used by Native Americans for thousands of years to provide relief and support for the urinary system and has additional uses as well.

In fact, Native Americans used pipsissewa for a variety of ailments from fevers to typhus. As colonists moved to North America, they began to use the herb as well for urinary infections. And now modern herbalists understand that its best use is for that health condition. It’s an herb that has astringent and diuretic properties. It helps to fight infections and it can also help to draw excess water off of the body.

If you suffer from cystitis or chronic urinary tract infections, you may want to begin a regimen of pipsissewa tea. It can help to remove excess water from the body and allow your urinary system to work the way that it should. It can also help to fight infection and inflammation.

When you’re dealing with kidney stones, pipsissewa can also be beneficial. It can help to give your relief from the pain and help you to pass the stone more quickly. In addition, some people also use pipsissewa to actually help treat problems such as gonorrhea. However, you’ll want to treat that disease with antibiotics as well.

If you have problems with arthritis or rheumatism, pipsissewa can actually help to remove fluid and toxins from your joints and provide relief. You’ll feel less inflammation and swelling. You can get this benefit from the tea, but you can also apply fresh leaves as a poultice directly to your joints. This will also help to relieve pain.

The pipsissewa plant has been providing relief to people who suffer from urinary tract problems and joint pain for many years. If you have these problems, you’ll want to keep a supply of this herb in your pantry. It can help you to have better urinary tract health, treat infections, and actually prevent them.

If you want to take pipsissewa internally, you’ll need to do it as a decoction or tea. Steep the leaves in hot water for 10 minutes to get the most benefit. You can add honey or stevia to the tea to sweeten it and make it more palatable. And if you’re looking for relief from rheumatism, fresh leaves can also be applied directly to the skin to help with joint pain.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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