Wintergreen leaves are small, glossy green leaves that belong to the plant species Gaultheria procumbens. These leaves are native to North America and are commonly found in coniferous forests and wooded areas. They are known for their strong, minty aroma and flavor, which makes them a popular ingredient in many natural products, such as teas, oils, and ointments.
Wintergreen leaves are also used in traditional medicine as a natural remedy for various ailments, although there is limited scientific evidence to support these uses. In addition to their aromatic properties, wintergreen leaves are known for their attractive appearance, making them a popular choice for use in decorative wreaths and other crafts.
Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens
Also known as: Eastern teaberry, Checkerberry, Boxberry, Canada tea