As the name of this hydrosol might be giving you ideas, but this hydrosol is not ‘literally’ meant for winters. This hydrosol, in fact, is quite a boon for people suffering from a number of health related problems like arthritis, rheumatism, would go in detail about this in the following paragraph.
The Oil of Wintergreen is a world famous name. It is more popular with the people suffering from rheumatism, arthritis, gout and pain in bones and joints due to other reasons. This oil can be found in almost every household. This oil is easily available and can even be found in general stores. Wintergreen is a tree native to North America and it was they who believed to have discovered the use of its oil to drive away pain in muscles and joints.
- Analgesic: I don’t think that I need to introduce this property of Wintergreen Essential Oil to you, because it is one of the properties for which is known around the world. When rubbed on the paining spot, this oil is readily absorbed through the skin and the presence of Menthyl Salicylate induces numbness and a sort of anaesthetic effect in the nerves present in that area. It also increases circulation of blood and brings warmth to the place (this warmth can very well be experienced). This way, it fights pain.
- Anodyne: This is the property by virtue of which an agent can eliminate pain and induce relaxations. So, it is a combined effect of an analgesic and a relaxant. Hence Wintergreen Essential Oil will eradicate pain and will drive away stress and tension. What a pleasant way of getting a sound sleep at the end of the day for those who cannot sleep due to pain or stress.
- Anti Rheumatic & Anti Arthritic: This property of Essential Oil of Wintergreen is based on the stimulating property of this oil. This oil fights rheumatism and arthritis in two ways. First, when applied externally, it easily penetrates through the skin in the muscles and tissues and stimulates circulation of blood there. This, apart from bringing warmth to the affected place, helps clear obstructions in the flow of blood (which is one of the major causes behind rheumatism and arthritis) and it does not let toxins, like uric acid, accumulate at a place.
The botanical name of this shrub is Gaultheria Procumbens. The essential oil of this plant is extracted by steam distillation of its leaves. Menthyl Salicylate and Gaultherilene are the two main components of this essential oil and this Menthyl Salicylate forms an integral part of almost every anti arthritic and anti pain balm (for muscular and joint pain) available in the market.
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