Wintergreen Therapeutic Grade essential oil – from Nepal , India
Botanical Name: Gaultheria Procumbens or Gaultheria fragrantissima
- Wintergreen Essential Oil has a history of use as a pain reliever. The oil of wintergreen is a world famous name, and it is extremely popular with the people suffering from rheumatism, arthritis, gout and pain in their bones
- Strong Aromatic Scent: Wintergreen Essential Oil has a strong mint candy flavor.
In addition to its physiological uses and benefits, wintergreen is also said to have some powerful emotional and spiritual uses when used aromatically. It can assist us in letting go, surrendering control, and trusting the process of life. It’s good for issues around micro-managing, arrogance, or lack of trust for others. It helps us to release pain, old habits or beliefs, and lean into our own spiritual understanding. (Think about being stress or tense, “holding on” too tightly, and the physical pain that can accompany it.)
- Wintergreen is an herb. Wintergreen oil is made by steam processing of warmed, water-soaked wintergreen leaves. The leaves and oil are used to make medicine. Wintergreen leaf is used for painful conditions including headache, nerve pain (particularly sciatica), arthritis, ovarian pain, and menstrual cramps.
- Astringent: helps to curb hemorrhaging from wounded or impacted vessels.
- Care should be taken to avoid direct contact with blood and it should never be applied to open wounds
- Antispasmodic: relaxing and stimulating effect reduces spasms in the respiratory, muscular, digestive and nervous systems,
- Anodyne: can eliminate pain and induce relaxation
- It is also used for digestion problems including stomachache and gas (flatulence)
- Stimulant: promotes the discharge of gastric juices, bile, hormones, enzymes, ovarian and uterine discharges and even urine by stimulating the liver, gall bladder, endocrinal glands and the uterus. also helps with circulation of blood and lymph, digestion, excretion and the nerves.
- lung conditions including asthma and pleurisy; pain and swelling (inflammation)
- Carminative: it can be rubbed on the belly which will eventually expel the gases.
- Some people use small doses of wintergreen oil to increase stomach juices and improve digestion. — works wonders at settling an upset stomach. Inhale, diffuse, or massage the oil onto the areas of concern.
- Increase alertness
- Wintergreen leaf is sometimes applied directly to the skin as a wash for achy joints (rheumatism), sore muscles, and lower back pain.
- Wintergreen oil is applied to the skin as a “counter-irritant” to relieve muscle pain. Counter-irritants work by causing irritation that reduces pain and swelling in the underlying tissue.
- Emenagogue: It opens up menstruation and also helps with issues with nausea, fatigue, and pain associated with difficult periods.
- Limit regular use : this oil is not for regular application, as it is quite powerful.
- Wintergreen oil is also used to kill germs on the skin.
- Counter frostbite it can also be used to counter obstructed blood circulation resulting from frostbite and extremely low temperatures,
- helps to clear obstructions in the flow of blood, which is one of the major causes behind rheumatism and arthritis, and it flushes toxins like uric acid
- Unique uses: It is frequently used to treat snake bites, dog bites, stings from poisonous insects like scorpions, wasps, and bees. helps with infected and rotting wounds, sores, and ulcer
Wintergreen blends well with Bergamot, Basil, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, and Peppermint essential oils. Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include White Fir, Peppermint, Spearmint, or Cypress essential oils.
- Manly Diffuser Blend: 1 drop each Wintergreen, Cypress, Cedarwood, and White Fir essential oils.
- Post Workout Muscle Rub: Mix 1 cup extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil and 10 drops each Peppermint, White Fir, and Wintergreen essential oils. Store in glass air tight container, rub on muscles after workout.
- Tension Relieving Roller Blend: In 5ml glass roller bottle, add 3 drops Peppermint, 3 drops Lavender and 6 drops Wintergreen essential oils. Top with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to back of neck or across forehead to relieve tension.
Cautions: Avoid use if pregnant. Safety in young children, nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known. Care should be taken to avoid direct contact with blood and it should never be applied to open wounds, do not use if prone to seizures , never be taken orally under any circumstances — highly poisonous, yet very useful, essential oil.
Do not use if on blood thinners
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