An evergreen shrub growing to 1m. It is in leaf all year, in flower from April to May.
Botanical Name:Gaultheria Procumbens
Extraction Method:Steam Distillation
Colour:Pale yellow or yellowish or pinkish.
Aromatic Scent:Sweet camphor-like scent
Common Uses:Antiseptic, a diuretic, stimulant, emenagogue and anti- rheumatic. It is very useful in many rheumatic conditions, for gout and stiffness due to old age. It also revitalizes and gives energy following muscular pains, particularly good for athletes for instance.
History:Wintergreen and Sweet Birch oil are both nearly identical in chemical composition and aroma; similarly, both have been used in traditional folk remedies. This tradition has led to the discovery of Methyl Salicylate, its main ingredient, as a pain reliever. Wintergreen is a traditional native North American remedy, used for aches and pains and to help breathing while hunting or carrying heavy loads.
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