Wintergreen Be Essential Oil 10ml


Naturally rich in methyl salicylate, this oil contains over 95% of this compound.  It's widely used as a local anesthetic, anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant. The anti-inflammatory effects and structure are similar to aspirin but without its side effects.


Product Details

Name: Wintergreen

Scientific Name: Gaultheria procumbens

Method of extraction: Steam distillation

Part of plant: Leaves

Country of origin: Nepal

Main Components: Methyl salicylate (99.92%) 



Wintergreen is recommended for athletes and people suffering from cramps, contractures and arthritis, for the treatment of pain and discomfort caused by sporadic athletic efforts. 



Like aspirin, methyl salicylate - the major compound in this oil - inhibits the formation of prostaglandins responsible for inflammation. It also inhibits inflammatory cytokines and stimulates anti-inflammatory cytokines. 



Wintergreen essential oil inhibits pain receptors with effective analgesic action. In association with menthol, present in peppermint oil, the analgesic and anti-inflammatory action is increased. It is also effective in relieving muscle pain in general and can help with osteoarthritis and rheumatism. 


Other uses

Wintergreen essential oil is used as a natural alternative in cases of psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory form of arthritis that mainly affects obese people, developing in the skin folds. 


Side effects

May cause irritation to sensitive skin, should be tested on a small area of ​​the body before use. Pregnant women should only use it with medical advice, with controlled dilution, and it should not be used by children. It should be avoided by epileptics or used only under medical advice. People allergic to aspirin should avoid it, as well as people allergic to salicylates. 


How to use

It should be used with a maximum concentration of 10%, always externally. It can be combined with other muscle relaxants and pain-relieving oils to maximize the effects.
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