Wintergreen Essential Oil
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Wintergreen Essential Oil

Product Details: Wintergreen Oil, 100% Pure Natural
Aroma: Sweet, minty, fresh
Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens
CAS No.: 68917-75-9
Density: 1.181
Molecular weight: 152.15
Origin: Yunnan, China
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Plant Part Used: Leaves
Crop season: All year round
Main components: Methyl salicylate 98% as determined by GC
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Wintergreen Essential Oil description

Wintergreen, also known as wintergreen oil. An essential oil. It is distilled from the leaves of the wintergreen tree of the violet family. It is abundant in North America. It is a colorless or yellow (red when there are metal impurities such as iron) liquid with a strong smoky aroma and a sweet, spicy taste. The main component is methyl salicylate (up to 96-99%), along with thirty alkanes, ketones, alcohols and esters. It is used in pharmaceuticals, flavorings and soap fragrances. Commercially available wintergreen oil can be replaced with sweet birch oil, which is distilled from the bark of the sweet birch tree, family Birchaceae. Its quality is very similar to that of wintergreen oil, but it is not optically active.

Wintergreen Essential Oil function and application

1.Relieving cold

Wintergreen leaves contain aspirin-like chemicals that help reduce the pain, congestion, swelling and fever associated with common ailments. To open your nose and breathe deeply, mix wintergreen oil and coconut oil together and rub it on your chest and upper back. The mixture also contains peppermint oil and bergamot oil, which are used to treat or prevent colds.

2. Increase digestion

Wintergreen oil can be used in small doses to increase stomach acid and help improve digestion. It is considered a natural mild diuretic that increases urine output, helps cleanse the digestive tract, and reduces bloating. It also has a soothing effect on the gastrointestinal tract and colon because it reduces muscle cramps. You can apply homemade wintergreen oil mixture to the abdomen, stomach and lower back to improve blood flow and prevent cramping or pain.

3. Solve skin problems

Wintergreen oil is a natural astringent and antiseptic. When applied directly to the skin in winter, wintergreen oil fights inflammation of defects and skin diseases. It also helps eliminate acne because it can be used to kill bacteria on the skin. You can wash your face with one or two drops on your normal face or add coconut oil or jojoba oil to relieve itchy, red and swollen skin. In the shower, apply wintergreen oil to your scalp or hair to remove bacteria, oil and dandruff, and to keep it smelling good.

4. Health benefits of wintergreen oil

In the Indian way, we can also use wintergreen oil to relieve rheumatoid arthritis pain and other muscle and joint discomfort. In addition, it helps treat rheumatism, tendonitis, cramps and headaches.

5. Wintergreen oil helps to treat heart disease. It also stimulates liver function and improves blood circulation.

6. Wintergreen oil is also considered to be a good fragrance, so it is widely used in various massage oils.  


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