Wintergreen Gaultheria procumbens  Essential Oil Information

Gaultheria procumbens

Wintergreen Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Gaultheria procumbens

 

USA, China

Leaves








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distilled

Clear

Thin

Strong








Fragrance

Minty, fresh












Benefits

Effectively relieves the pain of lumbago, sciatica, neuralgia, gout, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, as well as headaches and muscle pain. Use to clear minor infections like cold sores, snakebites, dog bites and insect bites. Opens sinuses and promotes deep breathing.















Blends Well With

Basil, Birch Tar, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Oregano, Peppermint, Ravensara, Rosemary, Spearmint, Thyme, Vanilla, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang














Constituents

Methyl salicylate (common aspirin













Properties

Anti-inflammatory, Antirheumatic, Antitussive, Astringent, Carminative, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Galactagogue, Stimulant.















Safety

EXTREMELY POTENT: Do NOT use if allergic to aspirin. Do NOT ingest and do NOT use on children.











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