Plant Origin: China, North America
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves and bark
Key Constituent: Methyl Salicylate (90+%)
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 had their children chew the leaves for several weeks each spring to prevent tooth decay.
Wintergreen was used as a substitute for black tea during the Revolutionary War.
Fragrant Influence: It stimulates and increases awareness in all levels of the sensory system.
Application: Dilute 1 part essential oil with 2 parts V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or other pure vegetable oil; (1) apply 1-2 drops on location, (2) apply on chakras and/or Vita Flex points, (3) inhale directly, (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.
Refer to the Essential Oils Desk or Pocket Reference for more information.
A Raindrop Technique® essential oil.