Herbal Information for Pipsissewa Herb in Cut Form
Common Names: Pipsissew
Botanical Name: Chimaphila umbellata
Other Names: Prince's Pine, King's Cure, Ground Holly, Love in Winter, Rhuematism Weed
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: One Pound (1lb)
Form: Cut / Sifted
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Origin: United States
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Product Properties: Root beer flavoring, candy flavoring
Additional Information About Pipsissewa Herb
Chimaphila umbellata, or Pipsissewa Herb, is a subshrub that returns each year from its roots. A subshrub is a small shrub or perennial plant that has a woody base. The Pipsissewa Herb grows only a foot tall, and has evergreen leaves. The USDA reports that as a plant, it is resistant to fire and grows slowly from rhizomes. A rhizome is a horizontal stem growing underground that has the ability to grow shoots as well as roots; another example of a rhizome is an iris. The plant has pretty little umbrel-shaped pink or white flowers that emerge in late spring and droop from the top of the stem. Chimaphila umbellata has the ability to use soil fungi as food, as well as receive nutrition through photosynthesis.
One of the common culinary uses of Pipsissewa Herb is as a flavoring for root beer as well as candy.
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Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes:
• Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor.
• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
• HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity.
• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.
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Starwest Botanicals utilizes not only their in-house laboratory, but also independent labs and consultants to guarantee their analyses are complete. Testing includes organoleptic analysis for aroma, color, flavor and texture. Physical testing involves moisture, volatile oil content, heavy metals, microbiology, thin layer chromatography, and other tests specific to each herb.
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DetailsCurrent Stock: 1SKU: 201952-31Global Trade Item Number: 767963089656Manufacturer Part Number 201952-31Condition: NewAvailability: Usually ships in 1 business dayWidth: 5.00 (in)Height: 5.00 (in)Depth: 3.00 (in)