'Methyl Salicylate' or 'Wintergreen Oil' That Works for Pain Relieving
Most people in pain should be familiar with 'Methyl Salicylate' or 'Wintergreen Oil' due to its potent pain-relieving properties...
‘Methyl Salicylate' better known as ‘Wintergreen Oil’ is an organic ester naturally produced by many species of plants, particularly wintergreens.
The wintergreen is characterized by its erect stem and glossy leaves with an elliptic or oblong shape. It blooms white, bell-shaped flowers from June to July, which give way to red edible berries that can last through winter. The leaves are used to make wintergreen essential oil. Wintergreen oil has a sweet and fresh scent, similar to mint. The final product has a yellow or reddish color.
Actually, you can easily find Methyl Salicylate in your everyday life, it is synthetically produced, used as a fragrance, in foods and beverages. Also it is used as a flavoring agent in chewing gums and mints in small concentrations and added as antiseptic in mouthwash solutions.
In therapeutics, Wintergreen Oil is used in high concentrations as a rubefacient and analgesic in deep heating liniments to treat aches and pains of the muscles / joints (e.g. arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, sprains, inflammation, cramps). As Methyl Salicylate is known as counterirritant which is stronger for acute pain where Zingiber Cassumunar (Plai Oil) is likely for chronic pain. It works by causing the skin to feel cool and then warm. These feelings on the skin distract you from feeling the aches/pains deeper in your muscles, joints, and tendons.
Allergy Warning: Methyl Salicylate is related to Aspirin! If you are allergic to aspirin, please consult doctors first. Please take note that it is not advisable to use the pure (concentrated) essential oil, as it can be very toxic. However, our incredible Herbreeze Premium Herbal Oil contains Methyl salicylate in a safe and proper amount....Check it out!!!