100% pure Wintergreen essential oil steam distilled from Certified Organic shrubs in China. Wintergreen is extensively used in pain relieving formulas, as its chemical makeup is essentially that of liquid aspirin. Keep the concentrations and frequency of use as low as needed to produce the desired result. Our Organic Wintergreen Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE PLANT
Also known as 'teaberry' and 'checkerberry', Wintergreen is a small evergreen herb that grows up to 15 centimeters tall in the northeastern regions of Canada and forests of the USA.
ABOUT THE OIL
This essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of organic wintergreen plants from China.
Traditionally Wintergreen leaves were chewed by the first peoples of the Americas to increase lung capacity and assist in healing respiratory conditions. Early settlers from Europe chewed on it to help tooth decay.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
Anti-inflammatory, Antirheumatic, Antitussive, Astringent, Carminative, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Galactagogue, Stimulant. Wintergreen essential oil is made up almost exclusively of methyl salicylate, a precursor to common aspirin. The salicylates pass through the skin, entering the tissues to inhibit the formation of prostaglandins, thereby reducing inflammation and pain.
Effective in cases of lumbago, sciatica, neuralgia, gout, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia
Can quell headaches
Promotes deeper breathing
Works to clear the mind
Application and Use
Wintergreen essential oil should not be used by people who are allergic to aspirin. It is not recommended for ingestion; if internal use is desired, consultation with a physician is strongly recommended. Not recommended for use on children.