Wintergreen Essential Oil

[VRI/NE/01-216]

Extraction Method - Steam Distillation

Certificate - ISO, GMP, Organic, IFRA, FSSAI, Halal

Source - Leaves

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₹1,507.10

Botanical Name:  Gaultheria Procumbens Common name:  Snowberry Read More

Botanical Name: 

Gaultheria Procumbens

Common name: 

Snowberry

Plant family: 

 Ericaceae

Genus: 

Gaultheria

Appearance/Color:

Pale yellow or pinkish fluid liquid.

Odor:

A middle note with a strong aroma, Wintergreen has a characteristic sweet and minty scent similar to Sweet Birch, a main component in the flavour of root beer, with spicy tones.

Blends With:

Ylang-Ylang, Peppermint, Marjoram, Lavender, Birch Sweet and Vanilla.

Origin:

China

Source:

Leaves

Method of Extraction:

Steam Distillation

 

Gaultheria procumbens L. (eastern teaberry, checkerberry, American wintergreen, Ericaceae) is a small, low-growing, evergreen shrub native to northeastern North America and widely cultivated all through the Northern Hemisphere due to its ornamental and medicinal value. The most used plant organs of G. procumbens are the leaves, traditionally valued as anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents as well as a source of wintergreen essential oil. Methyl salicylate, constituting over 95% of the essential oil, and its glycosidic precursor—gaultherin—are the main representatives of salicylates, so far considered as the primary active constituents of Gaultheria plants. However, plant extracts are usually multi-component and their activity is rarely due to one, single constituent.

Gaultheria procumbens, also called teaberry and checkerberry, has many short erect branches with short-stalked, thick, shining tooth-edged leaves in the upper part. Flowers hang singly from the leaf axils and have a pale pink, waxy-looking, urn-shaped corolla. The bright red berrylike fruits, sometimes called deerberries, consist of the much-enlarged fleshy calyx, which surrounds the small many-seeded capsule. The plant is a native of shady woods on sandy soil, particularly in the mountainous areas of the northern United States and southern Canada; it is hardy in England. Mountain tea, an infusion of wintergreen leaves, has been used in some parts of North America as a beverage.

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As per NAHA guidelines, New Directions Aromatics (NDA) does not recommend the ingestion of essential oils. It is imperative to consult a medical practitioner before using Essential Oils for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women and those taking prescription drugs are especially advised not to use this product without the medical advice of a physician. The oil should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, especially those under the age of 7.

Wintergreen, any of several evergreen, aromatic plants of the heath family (Ericaceae). Oil of wintergreen, derived from the leaves of Gaultheria procumbens, is a volatile oil used as a flavouring for candies and chewing gum and in the treatment of muscular aches and pains. The active ingredient, methyl salicylate, is also synthesized and sold as oil of wintergreen.

Wintergreen oil in Pharma

The active ingredient in wintergreen oil, methyl salicylate, is closely related to aspirin and has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. As such, products containing wintergreen oil are often used as an anti-inflammatory and topical pain reliever.

Essence of Wintergreen Oil

In industry and manufacturing, wintergreen oil is used as a flavoring agent for products such as candies, toothpastes, and mouthwashes. It can also be used as a scent additive.

 

COMMON USAGE

·        Acts as an analgesic

·        Induces relaxation

·        Fights arthritis

·        Relieves spasms

·        Prevents microbial infections

·        Eliminates foul smells

·        Acts as an astringent

·        Relieves flatulence

·        Promotes urination

·        Acts as an emmenagogue

·        Stimulates blood circulation

Ingredients:

S. No.

Ingredients

Strength (%)

1

Methyl salicylate

96.0-99.0


TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Safety Summary

·        Hazardous Drug interaction; inhibits blood clotting; toxicity; high doses are teratogenic.

·        Contraindications Anticoagulant medication, major surgery, hemophilia, other bleeding disorders. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, children. People with salicylate sensitivity.

Information on toxicological effects

·        Acute toxicity

o   LD50 Oral - Rat - male and female - 887 mg/kg (OECD Test Guideline 401) Inhalation: No data available

o   LD50 Dermal - Rabbit - > 5,000 mg/kg No data available

·        Skin corrosion/irritation Skin - Rabbit Result: Mild skin irritation - 4 h (OECD Test Guideline 404)

·        Serious eye damage/eye irritation Eyes - Rabbit Result: No eye irritation - 72 h (OECD Test Guideline 405)

·        Respiratory or skin sensitisation Maximisation Test - Guinea pig Result: Does not cause skin sensitisation. (OECD Test Guideline 406)

·        Germ cell mutagenicity Ames test S. typhimurium Result: negative

 

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

·        Aquatic Toxicity: 

o   Toxicity to fish static test LC50 - Danio rerio (zebra fish) - > 100 mg/l - 96 h (OECD Test Guideline 203)

o   Toxicity to algae static test EC50 - Desmodesmus subspicatus (green algae) - 27 mg/l - 72 h (OECD Test Guideline 201)

·        Bioaccumulation: No data available

·        Mobility in soil: No data available

·        Persistence and degradability: Biodegradability aerobic - Exposure time 28 d Result: 98.4 % - Readily biodegradable (OECD Test Guideline 301B)

·        PBT and vPvB assessment: No data available

·        Other adverse effects: Do not allow it to enter into water systems and marine environment.

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