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Common Name:   Wintergreen

Latin Name:   Gaultheria procumbens

Annual/Perennial:   Perennial

Sun/Shade:   shade

Height/Width:   low growing ground cover, 8-10 inches

Bloom Time:   berries late fall into winter

Zone:   3-7

Parts of Plant Used:   leaves cooked in tea (do not eat raw!), berries

Medicinal Benefits:   pain, inflamation, topical analgesic, anesthetic, bladder, kidneys dieurtic, dropsy, rheumatism, mout or throat infections, arthritis, back, sprains, boils, 

Note: Do NOT use if you are allergic to aspirin, children should NOT consume this plant because of the Salicylic Acid.

Ways to Use:   poultice, infused oil, tea, tonic

Recipes:   Pain Oil – 20 drops of Wintergreen Essential Oil, 10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil, 10 Drops Yarrow Essential Oil, Almond Oil to fill. Place all Essential oils in a 10 ml Roller Bottle. Add Almond Oil to fill. Shake lightly. Rub on area of pain.

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