Aromatherapy Essential Oils



Wintergreen Essential Oil

Wintergreen Essential Oil

Gaultheria procumbens



Properties:
Wintergreen essential oil is pale yellow in colour with an intense sweet-woody aroma.

Origin:
It is a native to North America.

Extraction Method:
The oil is extracted from the leaves using steam distillation.

Chemical composition:
Menthyl salicylate and gaultherilene

Therapeutic properties:
analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antitussive, astringent, carminative, diruetic, emmenagogue, galactagogue and stimulant.

Uses:

  1. It is mainly employed for joint and muscular problems such as lumbago, sciatica, neuralgia, myalgia, etc.

Precautions:

  • Wintergreen oil should always used in diluted form.
  • Avoid using during pregnancy.

Blends well with:

Oregano, Peppermint, Thyme and Ylang Ylang.