Name : Wintergreen Essential oil
Latin : Gaultheria procumbens
Parts Used : Leaves & Stems
Process : Steam distillation
Origin : India
Colour : Pale Yellow or Pinkish Fluid Liquid
Odour : Sweet Woody Odour – Very Aromatic oil – Many get it mixed up with Birch because the Birch also smells similar & should be careful as the Birch is widely available for much cheaper price.
Wintergreen oil has widely been used as a remedy for Muscular aches & pains and for Breathing problems
Properties : Antiseptic, Astringent, Analgesic, Expectorant, Carminative and Diuretic & Stimulant. Wintergreen has cooling & moisturising effect
Wintergreen Oil blend well with : Birch, Calamus, Eucalyptus, Fir, Juniper Berry, Mint oils, Lavender, Rosemary, Sage, Star Anise, Tuberose, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang etc.
Helps in relieving Fluid retention, Swelling and Lymphatic Congestion
Can be used in gargle for sore throat
Widely used to treat Genital infections
Improves poor Circulation, Muscle & Joint discomfort, & is great remedy for Oedema, Arthritis, Cellulite, Obesity
Helps in relieving Headache, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Cramps, Inflammation, Eczema, Psoriasis, Gout & Ulcers
Helps Hair Growth, thus widely used in Hair oils.
Other Uses :
- Wintergreen is also used as an ingredient in Perfumery.
- Wintergreen is often used as a flavouring agent for toothpaste, chewing gum, Listerine & confectionery.
- One must not use the pure (concentrated) essential oil, as it can be very toxic.
- It can be fatal when ingested, so check thoroughly with the aroma therapists.
- This oil should not be taken internally as it can be very fatal.