Therapeutic Properties :
Contraindications : Use in small doses. Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use essential oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Ingesting Wintergreen essential oil should be strictly avoided as it is highly toxic and can cause serious health effects. 1 fl oz of this oil is equivalent to 171 adult aspirin tablets. Use it only as a topical application after diluting it with soothing carrier oils in 1:10 ratio. This oil has blood - thinning effects and should be avoided by people who are susceptible to aspirin.
Pregnancy / Lactation :
Avoid if pregnant. Should be avoided in pregnancy and lactation.Children:
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. Use extreme caution when using essential oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. Avoid topical use on children under 7 years.Wintergreen essential oil
is used as a counterirritant in
treating pain, sores, muscular pains, lower back pain, achy joints and
inflammation, where counterirritants act by creating an irritable
sensation that lessens swelling and pain in the tissues.
relaxant and anodyne properties of this oil cause numbness and warmth
when applied on the painful area. It eliminates pain, reduce stress,
drive away tension and induce good sleep by inhibiting the formation of
prostaglandins responsible for causing pain. This is mainly due to the
Methyl salicyclate which is equivalent to the conventional medicine Aspirin
(the fundamental component of Aspirin