Scientific Name: Gaultheria procumbens
Country of Origin: China
Synonyms: Aromatic wintergreen, checkerberry, teaberry, gaultheria (oil)
Plant Family: Ericaceae
Plant Parts Used: Leaf (macerated in warm water)
Extraction Method: Distillation
Physical Characteristics: Pale yellow or pinkish liquid..
Aroma: Sweet-woody, almost fruity odour.
Main Constituents: Almost exclusively methyl salicylate (up to 98%)_with formaldehyde and gaultheriline
Blends With: Oregano, Mints, Thyme, Ylang Ylang, Narcissus, Vanilla
Safety Precautions: TOXIC, irritant and sensitizing. Avoid both internal and external use.