Oil of Wintergreen is obtained by steamdistillation of the leaves of Gaultheria Procumbens. Gaultheria Procumbens is asmall evergreen herb that grows up to 15 cm. Wintergreen oil is a pale yellowor pinkish fluid liquid that is strongly aromatic with a sweet woody odor. Theoil has a strong and cooling aroma. The main components of Wintergreen oil areMethyl salicylate, a-pinene, myrcene, delta-3-carene, limonene, 3,7-guaiadiene,and delta-cadinene.
WintergreenEssential Oil contains 85-99% of Methyl salicylate, which is the mainingredient in the oil. Wintergreen oil can relieve pain quickly, and isconsidered the best essential oil for pain. It is used for angina,arteriosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, backache, bee stings, bleeding gums, bloodclots, broken or fracture bone, bone pain, bronchitis, bunions, bursitis,cardiovascular conditions, carpal tunnel, Crohn's Disease, circulationdisorders, colitis, connective tissue, cramps, disk deterioration, earinfection, edema, fatty liver, fever, fibromyalgia, gallstones, gingivitis,Grave's Disease, head cold, headache, heart attack, hematoma, hemorrhoids,herniated disk, hepatitis, hives, hypertension, hyperthyroid, indigestion,inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, itching, joint stiffness, kidneystones, ligament, lupus, lumbago, migraine, multiple sclerosis, mumps, muscles(sore or inflammed), muscle spasms,neck pain, nerve pain, neuritis, oralinfection, rheumatism, tendonitis, lymphatic system detox, nausea,osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, phelbitis, pleurisy, poison oak and ivy, polio,prostate, benign prostate hyperplasia (bph), prostatitis, rheumatoid arthritis,sciatica, scleroderma, scoliosis, sinus congestion, spider bite, spine injury,sprain, sore throat, toothaches, ulcer, urinary tract infection, wounds andvaricose veins, poor circulation, eczema, hair care, psoriasis and gout. It isan anti-coagulant it may increase the effect of pharmaceutical blood thinners.Wintergreen oil is mentally stimulating and increases attentiveness, it canpenetrate deep within the body, it can increase the vibration of the body andenhance sound on all levels. The odor alone is said to do this. It is usedduring spiritual ceremonies. It can be directly inhaled, or diffused.Wintergreen oil is widely used as a flavoring agent in root beer, gum andtoothpaste, mouthwash, soft drinks, confectionery, in listerine, in mints andcandies, in smokeless tobacco such as dipping tobacco and snus, in someperfumery applications, for rust removal and degreasing of machinery. It isparticularly effective for breaking through sea water corrosion. Wintergreenoil can also be used in fine art printing applications to transfer a colorphotocopy image or color laser print to a high-rag content art paper, such as ahot-press watercolor paper. It can also be used on dogs and horses. Wintergreenoil is antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, analgesic,disinfectant, anticoagulant, vasodilator and stimulant (bones).
Wintergreen blendswell with Oregano Oil, Peppermint Oil, Thyme Oil and Ylang Ylang Oil.
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