Wintergreen C/S

$18.99 CAD
  • Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens

    Wintergreen is an herb. Wintergreen oil is made by steam processing of warmed, water-soaked wintergreen leaves. The leaves and oil are used to make medicine.

    Wintergreen leaf is used for painful conditions including headache, nerve pain (particularly sciatica), arthritis, ovarian pain, and menstrual cramps. It is also used for digestion problems including stomachache and gas (flatulence); lung conditions including asthma and pleurisy; pain and swelling (inflammation); fever; and kidney problems.

    Some people use small doses of wintergreen oil to increase stomach juices and improve digestion.

    Wintergreen leaf is sometimes applied directly to the skin as a wash for achy joints (rheumatism), sore muscles, and lower back pain.

    Wintergreen oil is applied to the skin as a “counterirritant” to relieve muscle pain. Counterirritants work by causing irritation that reduces pain and swelling in the underlying tissue. Wintergreen oil is also used to kill germs on the skin.

    In manufacturing, wintergreen is used as a flavoring agent in food, candies, teas, and in pharmaceutical products.

    Wintergreen leaf contains an aspirin-like chemical that might reduce pain, swelling, and fever.

  • Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens

    • Headache

    • Minor aches and pains

    • Gas

    • Gout

    • Arthritis

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