Wintergreen is used in many protection spells, particularly for those involving children. The herb is placed inside the child’s pillowcase to grant them safety and good fortune. Infuse with mint and sprinkle around the home to removes hexes and curses, and to clear out negative energy. Use it in healing spells intended to relieve pain. Fresh sprigs place upon the altar call good spirits to aid your magical workings. This wonderful plant draws money and good luck, aids in sexual matters, and is used to smoke gambling halls.
Wintergreen is one of the key ingredients in Tiger Balm, a topical pain reliever popular among athletes and martial artists. The plant has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is effective in relieving muscle and joint pain. It is generally safe to use internally when an infusion is prepared from the leaves, but wintergreen oil is extremely potent and should not be ingested. Do not administer wintergreen tea or topical oil to children. (A 1/10th dilution of the oil is generally safe for external use in adults. The tea is not recommended if you suffer from acid reflux.)