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Wintergreen

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  • Model: S10089

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NOTE: This is a special order only item. We do not stock it. Lead time is generally 7-10 working days.

Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens
A.K.A (Common Names): Teaberry, Boxberry, Mountain Tea, Checkerberry, Partridge Berry, Deerberry

As far back as the 1800's, chemists discovered that there was an oil from the wintergreen leaves that has properties similar to aspirin.  Wintergreen oil has been applied externally to treat inflammation of the joints and muscles to reduce swelling.

Wintergreen is applied externally or taken internally or both, to relieve pain and allay rheumatic complaints.  The leaves contain methyl salicylate which has anti-inflammatory properties similar to aspirin, making it useful for a wide variety of painful syndromes from headaches to arthritis.

Wintergreen is a cooling, fragrant analgesic.  Crushes into a poultice, the leaves were an important Indian remedy to relieve aching, arthritic pain, or overtaxed exhausted muscles and joints.  Poultices also relieved swellings, wounds, rashes, inflammations even toothaches.  Internally, wintergreen tea was taken to relieve fever, gonorrhea symptoms, sore throats, upset stomachs, and ulcers.

  • Wintergreen's leaves and berries contain methyl salicylate, closely related to aspirin.
  • Wintergreen is also effective taken in small frequent doses, to stimulate the heart and improve respiration.  It is helpful in obstructions in the bowels.  Valuable in colic and gas in the bowels.
  • Wintergreen can be used as a tea for headaches, rheumatic pains, sciatica or joint or muscles pains.
Wintergreen also helps with: Aches, Lower Back Pain, Gout, Headaches (Migraine), and Pain.