||68917-75-6, F.E.M.A. : 3113
||Plant Parts Used
||Color & Odor
||Pale Yellow To Reddish Brown Liquid @22 °C with
Fresh Sweet Wintergreen odor
Wintergreen is a small evergreen herb which grows up to 15cm (6 in) high,
with slender stems, leathery serrated leaves and drooping white flowers,
followed by fleshy scarlet berries.
Constituents & Specifications :
Methyl salicylate (approx. 98%), a-pinene, myrcene, delta-3-carene,
limonene, 3,7-guaiadiene, delta-cadinene
Specific Gravity :
1.1804 - 1.1814 @ 72°F
Refractive Index :
1.5361 - 1.5372 @ 72°F
It is anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, rubefacient (increases blood
circulation to the area and warms the skin), analgesic, astringent,
anti-tussive (suppresses and relieves coughing), carminative, diuretic,
emmenagogue, and antiseptic.
Benefits & Uses :
- Wintergreen Oil is strong antidote against animal bites and insect
- Wintergreen Oil is mainly used for joint and muscular problems when
diluted with carrier oil. It can also be used for respiratory conditions
such as chronic mucous discharge.
- Wintergreen can help with lumbago, sciatica, arthritis, gout,
bursitis, bunions, rheumatism, sprains/strains, neuralgia, fibromyalgia,
muscular aches and pains, respiratory conditions, sinusitis, coughs,
tendonitis, nasal congestion, colds/flu, asthma, cramps, muscle spasms,
digestive problems, fluid retention, PMT, and irregular/lack of periods.
- Wintergreen essential oil should not be used by people who are
allergic to aspirin. It is not recommended for ingestion; if internal
use is desired, consultation with a physician is strongly recommended.