Common Name: Wintergreen
Botanical Name: Gaultheria procumbens
Parts Used: Organic Leaves
Processing: Steam distilled
Primary Chemical Type: Phenolic ester
Common Uses: Historically used as a pain reliever. Believed to increase speed of healing for skin disorders as well as bone issues. When added to lotions it acts as a natural moisturizer.
Special Notes: Similar to birch. High in Methyl Salicylate. Avoid if pregnant and on young children or nursing women and those with severe liver or kidney disease.