It is also known as checkerberry, teaberry and gaultheria. Wintergreen is a very familiar scent and is encountered often in dental products such as toothpaste and mouthwash, and is equally recognizable in many popular chewing gum and breath freshening mints which smell like the essential oil of wintergreen. Wintergreen is extensively used in pain relieving formulas, as its chemical makeup is essentially like liquid asprin.
The essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of its leaves
Menthyl Salicylate and Gaultherilene are the two main components of this essential oil. Wintergreen Essential Oil contains 85-99% of methyl salicylate the same active ingredient as Birch.
Wintergreen is a powerful and useful oil that is used as a topical analgesic on tough arthritis pain. This oil is also Anti-Inflammatory, Astringent, helps Joint & Muscle problems, Antiseptic, Aromatic. Essential oil of wintergreen is toxic and should never be taken internally. It’s very potent skin irritation, therefore should be used sparingly, as the active phytochemical, methyl Salicylate is toxic in large doses.
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