Botanical Name: Gaultheria Procumbens
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Wintergreen is a small evergreen herb which grows up to 15cm (6 in) high with slender stems, leathery serrated leaves, drooping white flowers followed by fleshy scarlet berries.
Color: Pale yellow to pinkish or amber.
Common Uses: Organic Wintergreen Essential Oil is credited with having therapeutic properties as an antiseptic, a diuretic, stimulant, emenagogue and anti- rheumatic. It is very useful in many rheumatic conditions, for gout and stiffness due to old age. It also revitalizes and gives energy following muscular pains, particularly good for athletes for instance.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Ylang-ylang, Peppermint, Marjoram, Lavender, Birch Sweet, and Vanilla.
Aromatic Scent: Organic Wintergreen Essential Oil has a strongly aromatic with a sweet characteristic odor, displaying a peculiar creamy-fruity top note and a sweet-woody undertone.
History: Menthyl salicylate is the principal constituent of this plant and has been incorporated in liniments and ointments for muscular skeletal problems. Wintergreen and Sweet Birch oil are both nearly identical in chemical composition and aroma; similarly, both have been used in traditional folk remedies.
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