Wintergreen Essential oil 10ml
Comes with Child Proof Cap
Leaves and berries
Wintergreen berries, from Gaultheria procumbens, are used medicinally. Native Americans brewed a tea from the leaves to alleviate rheumatic symptoms, headache, fever, sore throat and various aches and pains. During the American Revolution, wintergreen leaves were used as a substitute for tea, which was scarce. Wintergreen contains the same active ingredient (methyl salicylate) as birch and is beneficial in massage for soothing head tension and smoothing muscle knots after exercising.
Muscle and joint discomfort, arthritis, cellulite, obesity, edema, poor circulation, headache, heart disease, hypertension, rheumatism, tendinitis, cramps, inflammation, eczema, hair care, psoriasis, gout, ulcers, broken or bruised bones.
Methyl salicylate is a chemical cousin of aspirin. Thus, both belong to a category of anti-inflammatory analgesics known as “salicylates.” So it is very dangerous to consume methyl salicylate orally in such concentrated form such as essential oils because it is more toxic than aspirin. Must be used with caution and in a very small amount topically with proper dilution with a carrier oil. Keep away from children and do not use while pregnant.