Pipsissewa Herb – Chimaphila umbellata

Current Demand = Good
Demand: Poor – Normal – Good

Parts Used: Herb
Current Market Price = $ varies/lb.

Pipsissewa Herb – Chimaphila umbellata Pipsissewa Herb – Chimaphila umbellata Pipsissewa Herb – Chimaphila umbellata

Family: Ericaceae

Some Common Names: spotted pipsissewa, spotted wintergreen, pipsissewa, or prince’s pine, striped prince’s pine, rheumatism root…


Growing region: Pipsissewa Herb is a flowering plant that grows throughout North America in sandy soils and dry woodlands.


Parts Used: herb

After harvest, remove all foreign matter (rocks, dirt and roots) before cleaning and drying.

When possible dry indoors in a well ventilated barn loft or attic to protect against the elements. If natural heat is not available you may need to add heat and a fan for continuous airflow. The key to drying herbs is an even combination of heat and airflow.

Pipsissewa Herb will completely dry in 3-7 days depending on the drying conditions. After dried, place in a cardboard box or paper bag and store in a dry place until ready to sell or use. Do not store the root in plastic as it will mold.

Attributes (Images)

By Superior National Forest (Chimaphila_umbellata_1-eheep) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Jesse Taylor (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons