Wintergreen is an herb found predominantly in North America. The Native Americans discovered its use and utilized it for the treatment of muscle and join pain. They even chewed Wintergreen leaves when they ran long distances so that they could endure the long and arduous journeys as Wintergreen helped increase their respiratory capacities.
The Wintergreen leaves contain methyl salicylate. This is a chemical similar to aspirin. Wintergreen oil is also referred to as Mother Nature’s aspirin.
Wintergreen and birch are the only two plants that contain methyl salicylate with its cortoson-like impact.
- Alleviates body, muscle, and joint pain
- Improves digestion
- When rubbed on affected areas, it absorbs through the skin quickly. Because it contains methyl salicylate, it makes the area numb and has an anesthetic effect on the surrounding nerves.
- Will penetrate skin around tissues and muscles to stimulate blood circulation to the particular location. It can bring warmth to the affected area to reduce muscle soreness.
- Can provide relief from chest congestion and breathing problems
- Can be used as a disinfectant
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