Wintergreen Essential Oil

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