Wintergreen

CODE: 215

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Latin names: Gaultheria fragrantissima
French names: Gaulthérie odorante, Gaulthérie fragrante
Other English names: Scented wintergreen, Indian wintergreen
Extracted from: leaves (after maceration) 
 
  • The oil is indicated for sportsmen or for people who have injured their mobility system where it should move with fluidity.
  • For those who have rheumatism because it gently warms muscles.
  • Rub knees with this oil in order to be able to stand up no matter what...
  • FYI, British skiers oil their ears up in order to keep them warm enough on the slopes... See, no need to be born in the Alps to ski comfortably!
  • Home-made sweets and chewing-gums: one drop of wintergreen oil, one drop of Cinnamon and 2 or 3 drops of Lime and you will surely hit the target! 
 
Wintergreen is part of a large botanical family of usually low plants: ericaceae. And there is over 180 species of wintergreen. But even though most of them are tiny plants, close to the ground, some can rise up to several meters high.
 
It likes growing in water and always stands very close to this element. Not only does it require moisture, high humidity, but it gives its essential oil the fragrance we know only when the leaves macerate in warm water for a few days.
 
Athletes identify this smell very quickly for it is a traditional component of all balms ... successfully! Its main molecule, methyl salicylate, is very close in structure to that of aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid, and several properties of these two are identical. So much for soreness!
 
Wintergreen bears beautiful berries which colour varies from one species to another. Usually bright red, they can turn completely white. Some species' are edible and as they taste relatively minty, they are often reminiscent of another plant... These complex smells and tastes have earned to be incorporated into chewing gums.
 
Diminishes the need to always put the blame on other people and the consequent irritation.
Helps you to see that other people's actions and words are full of good intentions, even if they have a different idea of what a good intention is.
Allows forgiveness .
Helps relaxation.
 

Anti-inflammatoire
Antalgique
Rubéfiant, Augmente l’afflux sanguin localement, Préventif d’engelures
Antirhumatismal
Anti-céphalée, Antalgique anti-maux de tête
Anticoagulant adaptogène
Antitumoral, Anticancéreux (Adjuvant)
Calmant, Tranquillisant, Relaxant

Inflammations, Tendinite, Ligamentite, Arthrite
Rhumatismes, Arthrite, Arthrose
Courbatures, Douleurs musculaires
Lésions musculaires, Lésions tendineuses, Lésions ligamentaires, Lésions tissulaires
Echauffement sportif
Maux de crâne, Maux de tête, Céphalées, Migraines simples
Prévention d’engelures
Thrombose, Sang épaissi, Hypercoagulation
Cancer, Métastases, Affections précancéreuses, En soutien au traitement antitumoral
Hématome, Ecchymose, Bleu
Hypertension artérielle, HTA, Pression élevée
Syndrome de Raynaud
Stress, Irritabilité après une compétition ou un match

Helps Pitta recentre itself when irritated.
Increases Kapha's relaxing potential.
Slows Vata down and warms it up.

Trifunctional phenol, phenol-ether and methyl ester compound (90-98% methyl salicylate, other salicylates traces)
Esther (traces of various benzoates and acetates)
Aldehydes (depending on the batch, traces)
Phenol methyl ethers (
depending on the batch: traces of beta-asarone)

Batch GAUB950015 (PDF, 270 Ko, French)
       
Batch GAUB950N17  (PDF, 344 Ko, French)

Slightly dermocaustic on certain people. _Use it diluted into 50-70% carrier oil. Can be usedundiluted if well supported.
Internal use: non-recommended unless really necessary
External use: dilution highly recommended
 
In case of haemophilia or anti blood-clotting treatment (blood thinners, anticoagulants, including those with warfarin): it is recommended to avoid using wintergreen oil. However, no interaction was observedand natural and stable methyl salicylate in a pure and natural essential oil is not haemo-lequifying but adaptive at this scale.
 
In case of acetaminophen: interactions suspected (then: nephrotoxicity). Indeed, interactionsbetween acetyl salicylic acid and acetaminophen are well documented. Therefore, exacerbated ruleof thumb concerning wintergreen but let us await further information.
 
Keep out of reach of children.
Children and pregnant women: no additional contraindication known to this day withinphysiological dosage.
 
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