Wintergreen Pure Essential Oil

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Wintergreen Pure Essential Oil

16.00

15 ml

Common Name: Wintergreen

Latin Name: Gaultheria procumbens

INCI Name: Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil

 

Scent: Sweet, fresh, warmly minty

Parts Used: Leaf

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Origin: India

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Blends Well With

Bergamot (Mint), Black Pepper, Cajuput, Cinnamon (Leaf), Clove (Bud), Cornmint, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Ginger, Gingergrass, Helichrysum (Italicum), Helichrysum (Rambiazina), Lavender, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petigrain, Sage (Clary), Spearmint, Tea Tree


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Plant Description

Wintergreen is a small, low-growing evergreen plant that only reaches 3 – 6 inched in height.  The elliptical, leathery leaves release their easily recognizable, sweet wintergreen scent when rubbed.  The delicate, white, bell-shaped flowers produce a bright red, berry-like fruit that is actually a dry capsule surrounded by fleshy calyx.

This pretty little plant which spreads by rhizomes is native to the Boreal forests of northeastern North America west to Newfoundland south to Alabama and prefers acidic soil.


Ancient Wisdom - Historical Uses

Wintergreen has traditionally been used as a folk remedy in America and Canada to relieve pain and inflammation. Great Lakes and Eastern Woodland tribes made poultices of the leaves to relieve the pain of arthritis. 

 

WARNING! – Do Not Ingest Wintergreen Essential Oil.

Wintergreen essential oil contains a highly concentrated quantity of methyl salicylate.  Simply put, ingesting small quantities of Wintergreen essential oil is like ingesting large doses of aspirin.

Topically – analgesic, anti-inflammatory, arthritis, counterirritant, cramps, joint aches and pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, nerve pain, rheumatism, sciatica…

 

Modern Knowledge – Modern Research

This study focuses on the extracts and compounds derived from Gaultheria plants and the wide spectrum of pharmacological activities in vitro and in vivo mainly focusing on the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

Wei-Rui Liu, Wen-Lin Qiao, Zi-Zhen Liu, Xiao-Hong Wang, Rui Jiang, Shu-Yi Li, Ren-Bing Shi, Gai-Mei She. Gaultheria: Phytochemical and Pharmacological Characteristics. Molecules 2013, 18(10), 12071-12108; doi:10.3390/molecules181012071

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/18/10/12071/htm

 

Active Compounds Wintergreen Is Known For

2-O-β-D-glucopyranoside, C6-C3 constituents, gaultherin, methyl salicylate, methyl salicylate derivatives, methyl salicylate glycosides, steroids, terpenoids…


Not For Internal Use

Keep Out Of Reach Of Children

Dilute Properly

Avoid Eyes & Mucus Membranes

 

Cautions

Avoid During Pregnancy

Salicylate or aspirin allergy, asthma, or nasal polyps: Wintergreen might cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to aspirin or other salicylate compounds, or have asthma or nasal polyps. Use wintergreen with caution if you have one of these conditions.[i]

 

If pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your doctor prior to use.

If adverse reaction occurs, stop using immediately and seek appropriate medical attention.

 

Interaction

The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should use herbs with care, under the supervision of a healthcare provider.

Warfarin (Coumadin) interacts with WINTERGREEN

Warfarin (Coumadin) is used to slow blood clotting. Wintergreen oil can also slow blood clotting. Taking wintergreen oil along with warfarin (Coumadin) can increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your warfarin (Coumadin) might need to be changed. [ii]

Aspirin interacts with WINTERGREEN

Wintergreen oil contains a chemical similar to aspirin. Using large amounts of wintergreen oil on your skin and taking aspirin at the same time might increase the risk of side effects. Do not use large amounts of wintergreen oil on your skin and take aspirin at the same time. [iii]