(Gaultheria procumbens) (aromatic wintergreen, eastern teaberry, checkerberry,
boxberry, gaultheria or American wintergreen) is a species of Gaultheria native
to northeastern North America from Newfoundland west to southeastern Manitoba,
and south to Alabama. It is a member of the Ericaceae (heath family). Methyl
salicylate, the main chemical constituent of the oil, is not present in the
plant until formed by enzymatic action from a glycoside within the leaves as
they are macerated in warm water. Intense sweet-woody almost fruity odor. Flashpoint 158 F.