Herbal Remedies: Wintergreen


Latin Name: Gaultheria procumbens

Uses: Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Sciatica

WintergreenDescription: Oil of wintergreen, which contains methyl salicylate, is widely used externally for its anti-inflammatory activity for arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, and sore muscles. The tea of the herb has a refreshing astringent taste and is used as well for nephritis and neuralgia, irritated bladder, and children's headaches.

Part Used: Herb

Preparation/Dosage: 1 cup 2-3 x daily (Infusion)

Organs/Systems Affected: Integumentary, Digestive


Oil of wintergreen is too toxic to be used internally.
Source: C. Hobbs' Herbal Advisor.
Do not take Wintergreen if any of the following conditions applies to you:
Nothing on record.  
Side Effects:
Nothing on record.
Drug Interactions
Do not take Wintergreen with any of the following medication:
Nothing on record.


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Updated on: 03/24/16
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