Wintergreen Essential Oil
Wintergreen essential oil
(Very similar in chemistry to action or birch)
Botanical Family: Ericaceae
Plant origin: China
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves
Historical data: Leaves have been chewed to increase respiratory capacity by native americans when running long distances and performing difficult labor. Settlers in early America has their children chew leaves for several weeks to prevent tooth decay. Wintergreen was used as a substitute for black tea during the revolutionary war.
Medical properties: Anticoagulant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, vasodilator, analgesic/anesthetic, reduces blood pressure
Uses: Arthritis/rheumatism, muscle/ nerve pain, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, hepatitis/ fatty
Fragrance influence: It stimulates and increases awareness in all levels of the sensory system.
Application: Dilute 1 part EO with 2 parts VO; (1) Apply 1-2 drops on location, (2) chakras/vitaflex points, (3) directly inhale, (4) diffuse, or (5) take as a dietary supplement.
Cautions: Avoid use if epileptic, Anticoagulant properties can be enhanced when used with Warfarin or aspirin.
Found in: PanAway, Raven