Overview

Wintergreen is an herb. Wintergreen oil is made by steam processing of warmed, water-soaked wintergreen leaves. The leaves and oil are used to make medicine.

Wintergreen is used for headache and other types of pain, fever, gas (flatulence), and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In manufacturing, wintergreen is used as a flavoring agent in food, candies, teas, root beer, and in pharmaceutical products.

In foods, wintergreen fruit is consumed raw or cooked in jellies, syrups, and wine.

How does it work ?

Wintergreen leaf contains an aspirin-like chemical that might reduce pain, swelling, and fever.

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