Wintergreen is said to have analgesic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aromatic and astringent properties. It also acts as a carminative and diurietic. But the most popular health benefit is its pain relieving effects which can also help alleviate headache, muscle cramps, joint pain, tendonitis and bone pain. Witnergreen can also assist in relieving stress and tension by stimulating the blood circulation around the affected tissues and muscle.
Wintergreen is said to have cortisone-like effects that can help relieve pain quickly. Once you apply it on the affected area, it gets absorbed by your skin rapidly. the methyl salicylate in the oil helps numb the area and promotes blood circulation, providing a warm sensation to your body.
However, be very careful when using wintergreen. Methyl salicylate, the active ingredient in Wintergreen, is toxic and it should be used in moderation and always diluted with a safe carrier oil. Important to keep out of reach of children at all times. The oil is not recommended for small children, pregnant women, nursing mothers or epileptics. Also refrain from using if you have allergy to aspirin as they have the same components.
For external use only *** Keep out of reach of children.