Wintergreen is a sturdy plant species with good resistance to drought. Its leaves remain green during the winter season, which inspired its name. Native to North America, indigenous people are known to have valued wintergreen as a natural treatment for a range of symptoms, including headaches, muscle aches and nerve pains. While it produces a bright, red fruit, most uses involve dried leaves or essential oil. Due to its ongoing popularity, we offer wintergreen as loose cut leaves, a fine powder and a premium quality oil.
Harvested Cut Leaves or Fine Powder
At Penn Herb Company, Ltd., we're choosy about where we source our herbs from, and that means that we seek out only the best quality of wintergreen leaves to offer our customers. All our listings feature wild harvested leaves that are carefully picked and processed to maintain the plant's natural integrity. Find various quantities of cut leaves that can be used as is or blended with other cut herbs. Alternatively, we know that some customers prefer our fine powder, and this too is offered in our most popular bulk powder quantities.
The Original AspirinWhen Europeans first arrived in North America, many discovered that Native Americans liked to use the leaves of the wintergreen plant as a treatment for certain pains. The leaf does contain chemical properties that are very similar to aspirin. Today, the leaves are still used in topical herbal remedies, continuing this long tradition.
Cooling Essential Oil
When muscles and joints are aching, the cooling effects of wintergreen can provide welcome relief. Find wintergreen essential oil to use for anti-inflammatory topical preparations. Please note that wintergreen oil should not be ingested, used in edible recipes or used for aromatherapy. This concentrated form is too toxic for the body. Also, be sure to keep the oil away from children at all times to avoid accidental ingestion. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also avoid using wintergreen oil.
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