Pipsissewa - (Chimaphila umbellata)

Pipsissewa Herb

This herb, also called Prince's Pine, Bitter Wintergreen, Ground Holly, Love-In-Winter and Pine Tulip, is a perennial. The flowers are light purple and they can grow up to eight inches high. Pipsissewa commonly occurs in mixed woods and or sandy soils.

The word Chima comes from the Greek, "winter"; and the word phila, from the Greek "lover". Umbellata comes from the Latin, "umbrella, lit. little shadows",

A tea can be made from an infusion of the stems and roots.

Pipsissewa is said to draw good spirits for magical aid.

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