Gaultheria Wintergreen oil
Gaultheria Wintergreen oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant. The leaves are macerated in warm water, encouraging the enzymes to produce methyl salicylate. Once this is done, steam distillation is used to separate the methyl salicylate, which makes up about 85 percent to 99 percent of wintergreen essential oil. Wintergreen Oil Relieves Muscles pain.
Wintergreen’s medicinal uses have been widely known for many centuries, help treat respiratory tract infections.
Gaultheria Wintergreen oil stimulates blood circulation around the affected tissues and muscles, helping clear blood obstructions, which is one of the major causes of these two conditions.
• Pain relief :
Health benefit of Wintergreen oil is its pain-relieving effects, which can help alleviate muscle cramps, joint pain, tendonitis and bone pain. Wintergreen oil helps stimulate and increase urination, speeding up the removal of uric acid and other toxins. This can reduce the effects of rheumatism.
Note: very important that you keep wintergreen oil out of their reach at all times. Toddlers often become tempted to ingest it because of its pleasant smell, which could be fatal. In fact, ingesting a single teaspoon of wintergreen oil is equivalent to taking almost 90 baby aspirins