Pipsissewa Herb Cut & Sifted, Wild Crafted

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Pipsissewa is a small, flowering evergreen plant native to the woodlands of North America that received its name from a Cree term that means "breaks-into-small-pieces." The herb is also known by a variety of descriptive common names, including Dragon's Tongue, Prince’s Pine, Spotted Wintergreen and Rheumatism Weed.

The herb is used commercially to flavor candy and soda, root beer in particular. Pipsissewa may also be brewed as tea or used to make tinctures and infused oils for use in cosmetics.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound7
originunited states
active compoundsFlavonoids, Triterpens, Hydroquinones, Methyl salicylate, Tannins
plant part usedleaves
processingcut & sifted
sustainabilitywild crafted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaLeafy without remarkable aroma.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil to make salves, balms and other topical products. The herb is also applied as a warm, moist poultice.
culinaryTypically used to make tea. May also be encapsulated or tinctured.
safetyCheck with your doctor before using this herb if you have a history of liver disease. May increase the effects of diuretic medications. Do not use during pregnancy.

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cut & sifted
pipsissewa herb

Has a mildly bitter flavor. Combine with sweet-tasting herbs to enhance flavor.

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pipsissewa herb

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what else you should know

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pipsissewa herb

Pipsissewa is a petite, shade-loving plant in the heather family easily recognized by its striking flower and toothed leaves. Also known as spotted wintergreen, dragon's tongue and rheumatism weed, pipsissewa has a natural habitat that ranges from the Pacific Northwest to eastern North America, as well as some parts of Europe.

The Cherokee and Cree routinely used pipissewa for food and also to produce teas and poultices. The common name for this plant translates from Cree to mean, "to break into small pieces."

Pipsissewa is often combined with uva ursi in tinctures and teas. This is because both herbs contain arbutin, which is converted in the body into an anti-inflammatory agent called hydroquinone.

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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.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.