Oil of Wintergreen
The use of the oil of wintergreen in certain conditions affecting the bones, is not as well understood as it should be. The application of this oil to painful joints or where the bone has been fractured, or where there is pain in scars, in fibrous tissue, or where deposits have been made around the joints, will be found to relieve pain in a more or less permanent manner, especially if the pain recurs with the changes of weather, as if rheumatic in character.
I recently treated a protracted case of gonorrheal rheumatism with this remedy, and produced a perfect cure. The right wrist joint was considerably enlarged. This joint and the elbow were both very painful.
The arm was swollen more than one-half an increase of its natural size. The pain through the arm and hand had been great. The oil was applied externally four times a day, and six or eight drops was given internally every four hours. From the time this treatment was begun, there was a steady relief of all symptoms and progressive benefit.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.