Wintergreen Oil Organic
Organic Wintergreen Oil, Essential Wintergreen Oil
Organic wintergreen oil in other languages:
Bio Wintergrünöl, organic wintergreen oil, huile de wintergreen organique, olio biologico invernale, aceite orgánico de gaulteria, органическое масло из оливкового масла
GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS LEAF OIL
The American wintergreen:
The American wintergreen is also known under the names Eastern teaberry, checkerberry or boxberry. Home of the American wintergreen is in Eastern North America from Canada to South Carolina in the United States. The American wintergreen is an evergreen dwarf shrub and can grow up to 15 cm high. The leaves are between 20 and 50 mm long and 10 to 30 mm wide. They are obovate and rounded at the tip and have a slightly serrated edge. The white to pink colored flowers open in July and August. The American wintergreen berries develops red glow with a diameter of up to 15 mm.
How organic wintergreen oil is produced:
The essential wintergreen oil is obtained by water steam distillation of an aqueous extract from the leaves of the American wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens).
The essential wintergreen oil is an easily movable, colourless to light pink liquid. It has an aromatic, intense, sweet-woody and medicinal scent. The essential wintergreen oil is soluble in alcohol, vegetable oils and other essential oils. It is almost insoluble in water.
Relative composition of organic wintergreen oil:
Main component with a content of up to 99% is methyl salicylate. At low concentrations, limonene and linalool are also included.
Organic wintergreen oil and its applications:
Medical use, phytotherapy:
In the kitchen:
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