Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) is a bushy little plant native to North America. The applicable parts of wintergreen are the leaves, the oil exracted from them, and the fruit. Wintergreen contains galutherin which changes into methyl salicylate when the plant is dried. It has antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. It has been used for stomachache, flatulence, and inflammation.
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