Wintergreen Uses And Health Benefits
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Wintergreen Uses And Health Benefits

Wintergreen

Wintergreen

Mangoes are considered as very delicious fruits in the world since they taste extremely good. These beautiful fruits come in various shapes and sizes and captivate the hearts of millions.

Hundreds of families in India grow mango trees in their homes or fields and harvest them during the seasons. In India mango fruits grow during the months of May to July and the production will be in hundreds of tons.

Banganapalle mangoes are one of the delicious varieties which are very famous in southern parts of India. Some of the world famous mangoes are keitt, kesar, madame francique and sindhri.

This topic will deal with an aromatic plant named Wintergreen. The botanical name of this plant is Gaultheria procumbens.

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Medicinal Properties

  • As the name goes this plant will remain extremely green during the winter season and is classified now under evergreen category.
  • Wintergreen contains aromatic compound, methyl salicylate and used as a mint flavor.
  • The berries of this wonderful aromatic plant are used as a medicine for curing rheumatic problems, headache, fever, sore throat and aches.
  • The main component name salicylic acid is found in this plant and that is the reason it heals so many diseases quickly.
  • The effects on the body are somewhat like aspirin and are a proven NSAID.
  • Wintergreen is used in chewing gum, mints, candies and snuff.

Wintergreen Uses

  • It is also used in dental products such as mouth wash and dental tooth paste.
  • Wintergreen is also used in fine art printing.
  • Artificial wintergreen oil is used in microscopy because of its refractive index.
  • Wintergreen oil is a pale yellow or pinkish fluid liquid that is strongly aromatic with a sweet odor.
  • The chemical components that are found in the oil are methyl salicylate,a-pinene, myrcene, delta-3-carene, limonene, 3,7- guaiadiene, and delta-cadinene.
  • Wintergreen oil is usually obtained by steam distillation of leaves.
  • This plant has strong minty odor and flavor.
  • This oil is used in aromatherapy and has the ability to cure diseases like muscle and joint discomfort, arthritis, cellulite, obesity, edema, poor circulation, headache, heart disease, hypertension, rheumatism, tendinitis, cramps, inflammation, eczema, hair care, psoriasis, gout, ulcers, and broken or bruised bones.
Principle Nutrient Value
Calories 30
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated 0 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g
Trans 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Sodium 0 mg
Potassium 0 mg
Total Carbs 8 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 0 g
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%

Facts

Health Benefits of Wintergreen

Health Benefits of Wintergreen

Overuse of this plant or oil should be avoided since it will enter into tissue and capillaries. The oil is also used in perfumery products and other oral hygiene products. Wintergreen has the ability to remove the sea water corrosion.

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