Wintergreen, also known as mountain tea, is a creeping aromatic plant native to North America. Its leaves are very appreciated prepared in infusion. We can also distill an essential oil used in products or in topical cosmetics. Indeed, it contains methyl salicylate, a substance close to aspirin which makes it an effective anti-inflammatory. An herbal tea is used to reduce flatulence and pain, to have a tonic and stimulating effect as well as to help breathing.
The Incredible Taste of Wintergreen
Its aroma is used in the food sector to flavour candies, bubble gum, certain craft beers, etc. Its taste is extremely close to the classic “peppermint” that our grandparents appreciate, but more natural.
Livre: Leaboeuf, Michel, Arbres et plantes forestières du Québec et des maritimes,