Wintergreen 10 ml.
Benefits: inflammation, rheumatism, hypertension, muscle aches and strains, edema
Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens
Scent: sweet, spicy, and minty, like wintergreen chewing gum
Contraindications: Do not overuse. Can be toxic if overused. Skin irritant if not diluted well
It is a traditional native North American remedy, used for aches and pains and to help breathing while hunting or carrying heavy loads.
It is a small evergreen herb which grows up to 15cm (6 in) high, with slender stems, leathery serrated leaves and drooping white flowers, followed by fleshy scarlet berries.
Menthyl salicylate is the principal constituent of this plant and has been incorporated in liniments and ointments for muscular skeletal problems.