Chimaphila. - Synonyms. - Pipsissewa. Prince's Pine. The leaves of Chimaphila umbellata (Linne) Nuttall (nat. ord. Ericaceae).


Northern Continent.


About 5 cm. long, oblanceolate, sharply serrate above, wedge-shaped and nearly entire towards the base; coriaceous, smooth, and dark-green on the upper surface. It is nearly inodorous, and has an astringent and bitterish taste.


1) Arbutin (see p. 631). (2) Ericolin. (3) Chimaphilin, in yellow, tasteless, volatile crystals. (4) Ursone. (5) Tannic Acid, 4 per cent.

Dose, 1/2 to 2 dr.; 2. to 8. c.c.


Extractum Chimaphilae Fluidum. Fluid Extract Of Chimaphila

By maceration and percolation with Diluted Alcohol, and evaporation.

Dose, 1/2 to 2 fl. dr.; 2. to 8. c.c.

Action And Uses Of Chimaphila

This plant is diuretic and diaphoretic. It is used for rheumatism and nephritic affections.