Botanical Name: Gaultheria fragmentissima wall.
Country of Origin: Nepal
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Distillation Date: Jan 2017
Minimum Shelf Life: 7+ years
Plant Part: Leaf
Perfume Note: Top
Aroma: Sweet, spicy, refreshing, minty
Blends well with: Fir Needle Siberian, Lime, Peppermint, Silver Fir
Wintergreen essential oil is warming and often used in aromatherapy in ointments to help ease muscle and joint pains, in hand creams popular for gardeners or outdoor workers and is good for persistent coughing. The aromatherapy value of Wintergreen essential oil include analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antitussive, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue and stimulant.
Wintergreen oil is extracted from leaves of a small evergreen herb that grows up to 15 cm. The crushed leaves and oil from wintergreen have a lovely medicinal smell. Traditionally wintergreen was chewed by the native Indians of the Americas in order to increase lung capacity and assist in healing respiratory conditions. Early settlers chewed on wintergreen to help prevent tooth decay.