Wintergreen essential oil contains methyl salicylate. This active ingredient is closely related to aspirin and is known to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Products that contain Wintergreen are often used as anti-inflammatory, topical pain relievers. Wintergreen may help relieve bacterial infections, colds, headaches and is found in many kinds of toothpaste that help prevent tooth decay.
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Native Americans chewed wintergreen leaves to increase alertness and stamina during long journeys and conflicts.
· Main Constituents:
methyl salicylate (phenolic ester)
· Extraction Method: