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(very similar in chemistry to birch)

  • Additional Name(s): Teaberry, Tea Berry
  • Color: Light yellow or pinkish yellow
  • Oil Consistency: Thin
  • Perfumery Note: Base
  • Initial Aroma Strength: Strong
  • Scent: Intense sweet-woody.

Action: Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, liver stimulant, antirheumatic, anti-arthritic, antitussive, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactagogue, stimulant.

Benefits, Indications: Arthritis, rheumatism, inflammation, muscular pain, tendonitis, hypertension, cramps. May be beneficial for cystitis, bladder infection, gout, gallstones, edema, eczema, osteoporosis, skin diseases, ulcers, urinary tract disorders.

It contains an active principle similar to cortisone and is beneficial for bone, muscle and joint discomfort. Used for eczema, acne, blemishes, wounds, rheumatism, edema, headaches (liver congestion).

Chemical Constituents: Nearly 98% methyl salicylate, but may also contain triacontane, formaldehyde, gaultheriline and varies other aldehydes, ketones, alcohols

Companion Oils: Basil, birch, cypress, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemongrass, marjoram, peppermint, roman chamomile

Precautions: Do not use if epileptic. Possible skin irritant. Skin test for allergies. Wintergreen should NEVER be ingested, and only used topically in dilutions of 25% or less to limit the transdermal absorption to safe levels. Hazardous, toxic, avoid in pregnancy and with children.

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