Trailing Arbutus, Epigaea repens. Contains arbutin, also found in chimaphila, q. v. and others of the Ericaceae. See "Chimaphila" for the pharmacology. Therapeutically, chimaphila, epigaea, and uva-ursi are similar. They are urinary antiseptics and diuretics.

An infusion of the leaves of epigaea may be freely used as a diuretic. Dose: Fl., 10 to 60 minims; arbutin, 3 to 7 grains.