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Chinese medicine Japanese wax privet, Ligustrum japonicum
Fringe medicine Wintergreen oil is believed to be useful by aromatherapists for the common cold, headaches, and chronic pain
Herbal medicine Gaultheria procumbens, boxberry, checkerberry, creeping wintergreen, mountain tea, partridgeberry, teaberry An evergreen shrub, up to 99% methyl salicylate by weight. It was traditionally used as an analgesic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, stimulant, and tonic. It has been used as a folk remedy against colic, headaches, body aches and pains, inflammations, rheumatism, sore throats, skin diseases, and tooth decay for muscle
Toxicity Because of its high concentration of methyl salicylate, wintergreen oil is too toxic for practical use and should not be ingested internally
Pharmacology The wintergreen now used as an artificial flavour in a vast array of products—from chewing gum, mints and candies to smokeless tobacco—comes from young twigs and bark of the sweet or black birch tree, Betula lenta of the Betulaceae family
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Hall and Ehlinger (1989) showed experimentally that predation by planktivorous fish was the main factor preventing large Daphnia from occupying Wintergreen Lake after the winterkill, and they predicted that "if piscivorous fish are restocked in Wintergreen Lake, the current fish-zooplankton assemblage will probably revert to its prewinterkill structure" (Hall and Ehlinger 1989:2209).
Don't be fooled by a child who acts normal after drinking the oil of wintergreen. He can become lethargic and die quickly.
Therapeutic-grade wintergreen is in excess of 90% methyl salicylate, which basically turns it into a liquid aspirin and highly anti-inflammatory essential oil.
Flame-haired Miss Louisiana, Diana Devereaux, comes out top but Wintergreen has meanwhile fallen for demure and homely Mary Turner, not least for her skills at corn muffin making: cue a big Gilbert and Sullivan-style chorus, the Supreme Court Justices ruling corn muffins take precedence over justice for Miss Devereaux.
While it triumphs as an ensemble piece, there are winning performances from Heather Shipp, playing wronged Beauty Queen Diana Deveraux, William Dazeley as President John P Wintergreen and actor Stephen Beard whose Vice President Throttlebottom is useless, weird and adorable all at the same time.
Wintergreen, who has a fine Sousa-like campaign song, is sung by William Dazeley, Heather Shipp is the voluptuous beauty, and Richard Suart the French Ambassador.
John Wintergreen (Blake) is judged on his short stature by his co-workers, but what he lacks in size, he makes up for in wisdom.
Rhode Island 0.74 Tobacco unit sales Change from 1995 to 2000 Moist smokeless 12% Cigarettes -13 Chewing tobacco -21 Source: ACNIELSEN Moist smokeless share Supermarket channel dollar sales Brand Share Copenhagen Fine Cut 28.1% Skoal Fine Cut Wintergreen 11.8 Kodiak Regular Wintergreen 8.0 Skoal Long Cut Wintergreen 7.7 Copenhagen Long Cut 7.2 Skoal Long Cut Straight 5.4 Skoal Long Cut Mint 3.5 Timber Wolf Long Cut Wintergreen 3.1 Skoal Bandits Wintergreen 2.4 Skoal Long Cut Cherry 2.1 SOURCE: ACNIELSEN RELATED ARTICLE: Revel with a cause
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Step Lively contains mentha piperita and wintergreen to stimulate the reflex points on the soles of your feet and send a tingling sensation up through your whole body!
According to Lexington, Massachusetts-based WinterGreen Research Inc, which has published a voluminous tome on the EAI market, Tibco Software Inc currently leads the publish and subscribe space with a 57.4% market share in 1998 worth some $17.4m.
We'd stumbled upon the beginnings of Wintergreen Resort.