PIPSISSEWA

OTHER NAME(S):

Bitter Winter, Bitter Wintergreen, Chimaphila, Chimaphila corymbosa, Chimaphila umbellata, Chimaphile à Ombelles, Ground Holly, Herbe d’Hiver, Herbe à Peigne, Holly, King's Cure, King's Cureall, Love in Winter, Prince's Pine, Pyrole en Ombelle, Rheumatism Weed, Spotted Wintergreen, Umbellate Wintergreen.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Pipsissewa is an herb. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Pipsissewa is used for urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder stones, fluid retention, spasms, epilepsy, anxiety, and cancer.

Some people apply it directly to the skin for treating sores and blisters.

In food and beverages, pipsissewa extracts are used as flavoring.

How does it work?

Pipsissewa might help reduce swelling, have a drying (astringent) effect on the tissues, and kill germs that cause infections in the urinary tract.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of pipsissewa for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Pipsissewa seems safe for most people when used in food amounts. Long-term use can cause side effects such as ringing in the ears, vomiting, confusion, and seizures.

There isn’t enough information to know whether it is safe to apply pipsissewa directly to the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of pipsissewa during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for PIPSISSEWA Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of pipsissewa depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for pipsissewa. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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REFERENCES:

  • Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. Title 21. Part 182 -- Substances Generally Recognized As Safe. Available at: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=182

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