Common Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Leaves
Chakra Association: Muladhara (Root), Vissudha (Throat)
Note Classification: Middle/Top
Aroma: sweet, woodsy, intense, camphorous
Largest Producing Countries: Nepal
Traditional Use: Added to liniments and salves to ease muscle and joint pain. Headache relief.
Properties: Analgesic (Wintergreen is a natural pre-cursor to aspirin), anti-inflammatory, diuretic, carminative, stimulant, decongestant
Mental, Emotional Effects: Energizing, uplifting, purifying.
Benefits: Supports the body in dealing with sciatica, headaches, sinus congestion, fibromyalgia, gout, respiration
Blends Well With: Peppermint, thyme, oregano, ylang ylang
Of Interest: Wintergreen is an evergreen plant that only grows to 15 cm. It has small white flowers that bloom in late spring. In summer, it produces small red berries that last until the following spring.
Safety Data: Wintergreen is NEVER to be ingested. People who are allergic to aspirin should NOT use wintergreen. When applied topically, it must ALWAYS be diluted.
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