What is Wintergreen and how does it help with relieving symptoms of Gout

Wintergreen is an herb

The plant is a native of shady woods on sandy soil, particularly in the mountainous areas of the northern United States and southern Canada

Wintergreen essential oil is perfect for treating gout because of its quick response due to its cortisone-like impact.

Furthermore, wintergreen essential oil renders warmth and promotes good blood circulation, which are both important for relieving inflammation.

Wintergreen essential oil is known as “mother nature’s aspirin”, because it’s such a great natural pain remedy.

 

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Before the introduction of synthetic pain killers in the 1920s, wintergreen oil was considered one of the world’s best essential oils for the treatment of pain.

its core properties are Antispasmodic

  • Analgesic (pain relieving)
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-rheumatic
  • Antiseptic, disinfectant
  • Astringent

 

Wintergreen has a natural “cortisone-like” effect that helps with the relief of:

  • Arthritis & rheumatism
  • Muscular pain & spasms
  • Joint pain & inflammation
  • Bone pain, frozen shoulder
  • Lumbago
  • Gout
  • Headaches
  • Poor circulation
  • Tendonitis
  • Osteoperosis
  • Chronic pain & fibromyalgia

methyl salicylate is the stuff that gives aspirin its healing qualities. Wintergreen oil is made up of nearly entirely of methyl salicylate (from 85% to 99%), so it’s essentially liquid aspirin!

When you massage wintergreen oil onto your skin, the methyl salicylate penetrates the skin tissues, and then gets to work inhibiting the formation of prostaglandins (lipids involved in inflammatory responses).

Wintergreen therefore has the ability to reduce pain and inflammation.

Source:
https://www.faithful-to-nature.co.za/blog/wonders-wintergreen-oil/