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Gaultheria procumbens, eastern teaberry

Botanical names: Gaultheria procumbens, Brossaea procumbens, Gaultheria humilis, Gaultheria repens, Gautiera procumbens
Ericaceae
Common names
English: eastern teaberry, checkerberry, boxberry, American wintergreen
Spanish: axocopaque, gaulteria
French: gaulthérie couchée, thé des bois, pomme de terre
German: Niedere Scheinbeere, Wintergrün, Teppichbeere
Active constituents: methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen)


Gaultheria procumbens, eastern teaberry
Gaultheria procumbens, eastern teaberry
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants
 
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