Wintergreen Leaf Cut & Sifted

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ETA: 12/31/2022
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ETA: 12/31/2022
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Wintergreen belongs to the Ericaceae family, a trait is shares with the blueberry plant. It is also a term once used to refer to plants that retain their green color during the winter months, which has been replaced by the word “evergreen.”

Also known as Eastern Teaberry, wintergreen leaf provides the fresh, minty flavoring for mouthwash, toothpaste, chewing gum and hard candies.

Wintergreen leaf is also very popular in tea blends, a practice that started with early Americans when true tea from Camellia sinensis was often difficult to obtain.

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approximate cups to one pound6
active compoundsVolatile oil, Resin, Tannins, Phenols, Mucilage
plant part usedleaves
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a cool, dry location in a sealed container.
appearance & aromaPale green and leafy with a menthol-like aroma.


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cosmeticWintergreen extracts and infusions are added to soaps and lotions.
culinaryUse in tea blends.
householdAdd the dried herb to potpourri mixtures.

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cut & sifted
wintergreen leaf

Refreshing and minty. Pairs well with mild-flavored herbs, such as chamomile.

formulas & recipes

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wintergreen leaf

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what else you should know

cut & sifted
wintergreen leaf

American wintergreen is a sprawling shrub in the heath family that inhabits the woodlands of eastern North America. It is noted for its glossy, evergreen leaves and bright red berries that provide color contrast for us and food for pheasant, deer and other wildlife in winter.

The dried leaf is suitable for a refreshing tea, a fact discovered during the Revolutionary War when black tea became scarce. Wintergreen leaf can also be infused in a carrier oil for use in skin salves, balms, lotions and creams.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.