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The essential oil of wintergreen, a veritable vegetable aspirin.
The essential oil of wintergreen is composed in 99% of methyl salicylate, having the same properties as aspirin. This particular natural compound made from willow Himalayan essential oil highly regarded in oil recovery and sports medicine.

It is already recognized chemical odor met in special sports balms. Typically used in formulations for both athletes warming up before exercise and training for muscles and after it to eliminate pain, contractures and accumulated lactic acid in muscles during exercise, but, the essential oil of Himalayan willow is not just for athletes.

The health benefits of Wintergreen Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an analgesic, anodyne, antirheumatic, antiarthritic.

The oil of wintergreen is a world famous name, and it is extremely popular with the people suffering from rheumatism, arthritis, gout and pain in their bones and joints from any number of reasons. Menthyl Salicylate and Gaultherilene are the two main components of this essential oil and Menthyl Salicylate forms an integral part of almost every antiarthritic and analgesic balm for muscle and joint pain that is available

Health Benefits of Wintergreen Essential Oil

Analgesic: it is one of the major properties for which it is known around the world. When rubbed on the affected area, this oil is readily absorbed through the skin and the presence of Menthyl Salicylate induces numbness and an anesthetic effect on the nerves there. It also increases circulation of the blood and brings warmth to the area.

The Wintergreen Essential Oil fights rheumatism and arthritis in two ways. First, when applied externally, it easily penetrates through the skin around the muscles and tissues and stimulates circulation of blood in that location. This activity, apart from bringing warmth to the affected area, helps to 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 that spot. Secondly, although it is absorbed through the skin, it eventually reaches the blood stream, where it stimulates and increases urination, acting as a diuretic. This speeds up the removal of toxins like uric acid from the body through urination. The removal of excess water, fats and salts through urine helps lose weight, which also reduces the effects of rheumatic conditions.

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