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Wintergreen: Quiz


Question 1: Oil of wintergreen is also manufactured from some species of ________, but these deciduous trees are not called wintergreens.
BirchAlderOakBetula pendula

Question 2: It is also used in some perfumery applications and as a flavoring agent for toothpaste, chewing gum and soft drinks[2], confectionery, in ________, and in mint flavorings, but Gaultheria plants are not true mints.

Question 3: Native Americans brewed a ________ from the leaves to alleviate rheumatic symptoms, headache, fever, sore throat and various aches and pains.
TeaBlack teaTea cultureGreen tea

Question 4: During the ________, wintergreen leaves were used as a substitute for tea, which was scarce.
MassachusettsUnited States ConstitutionAmerican RevolutionUnited States

Question 5: Most species of the shrub genus Gaultheria in the closely related family Ericaceae also demonstrate this characteristic and are called wintergreens in ________, the most common generally being the Eastern Teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens).
Americas (terminology)South AmericaAmericasNorth America

Question 6: Salicylate sensitivity is a common adverse reaction to the methyl salicylate in oil of wintergreen; it can produce allergy-like symptoms or ________.
Farmer's lungAsthmaHypersensitivity pneumonitisAllergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

Question 7: 98%), a-pinene, myrcene, delta-3-carene, ________, 3,7-guaiadiene, delta-cadinene)[2] that gives such plants a distinctive "medicinal" smell whenever bruised.
BiphenylLimoneneCymeneMaleic anhydride

Question 8: Wintergreen is a common flavoring in American products ranging from ________, mints and candies to smokeless tobacco such as dipping tobacco (American "dip" snuff) and snus.
AspartameXylitolSugar substituteChewing gum

Question 9: Methyl salicylate, the main chemical constituent of the oil, is not present in the plant until formed by enzymatic action from a ________ within the leaves as they are macerated in warm water.

Question 10: It is also a common flavoring for ________ products such as mouthwash and toothpaste.
EpidemiologyHuman nutritionOral hygieneHealth care system


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