The Root and Leaves.
This evergreen is found on pine plains and in light shaded soils, in all parts of the United States. It blossoms in midsummer. It is called pipsissiway, pyrola, white leaf, etc.
The whole plant has a pungent and bitter sweet taste. It is diuretic, sudorific, and tonic. It is useful in all eruptive forms of disease, and in cancerous or scrofulous habits. It is frequently used in combination with other articles in the form of Syrups. (See Compounds.)