Five phtographs of Chimaphila maculata, Spotted Pipsissewa; Ericaceae, Heath Family. The white mottled leaves of make this plant easy to identify. Physicians formerly used leaf tea for bladder stones, kidney inflammation, prostatitis, and related conditions. Science confirms diuretic, tonic, astringent, urinary antiseptic, and antibacterial activity. Chimaphilin has antiseptic, antibacterial and blood-thinning activities.
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