Wintergreen oil is extracted from the leaves of Gaultheria procumbens by steam distillation process, the leaves of which are previously mascerated in warm water.
It is a natural source of Methyl Salicylate, which has the ability to –
- relieve pain in arthritis
- numb sore muscles
- increase stamina, alertness, energy during workouts
- decrease menstrual pain when rubbed over the abdomen
- reduce inflammation
Also used for treating headache, bacterial infections, sore throat, and tooth decay.
In industry and manufacturing units, wintergreen oil is used as a flavoring agent for products such as candies, toothpastes, and mouthwashes. Also used as a flavouring agent in soft drinks. It can also be used as a scent additive.
Used for treating headache, bacterial infections, sore throat, and tooth decay.