Wintergreen

Botanical Name Gaultheria procumbens  
Botanical family Ericaceae 
Origin China 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation 
Plant part Sheets 
Note Middle-top 
Appearance very fluid liquid  
Color pale yellow to pinkish 
Odor warm, camphoric, slightly caramelized, with notes of leather 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Esters (90%): methyl salicylate 
Therapeutic properties  1. Antispasmodic
2. Anti-inflammatory +++  
3. Analgesic +++  
4. Rubefacient ++  
5. Anticoagulant ++ 
Main therapeutic indications  1. Osteoarthritis, rheumatism, tendonitis, muscle cramps
2. Rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis
3. Arterial hypertension  
4. Headache, migraines  
5. Coronaritis, vasculitis
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