Herb of the Day: Wintergreen (Not just a yummy flavor!)

HOTD Wintergreen

Wintergreen is typically associated with toothpaste, gum or mouthwash.  Generally, this is a synthetic wintergreen flavor that lends the cool minty flavor we’re familiar with.  This shrubby evergreen native to North America contains methyl salicylate which is similar to aspirin and has historically been used by Native Americans and early … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Boneset

boneset

Boneset, also called Thoroughwort, is commonly found in the meadows and damp grounds of North America. Its use in the US dates back decades with its use by American Indians and its inclusion in the United States Pharmacopceia in the 1880s. Traditional Uses: Colds Rheumatism Influenza Tapeworms Gout Swine Flu … Continue reading