Latin Name: Betula lenta, Country of Origin: USA Cultivation Method: Wild grown Aroma: Minty, sweet, fresh, similar to wintergreen Extraction Method: Steam distilled Plant Part: Bark Energetics: Limited information available Safety: Never ingest. The main chemical compound in birch is methyl salicylate (99%). Birch is contraindicated when used with anticoagulant medications. Do not use during pregnancy, with children, or those with aspirin sensitivity. Keep away from children, as the sweet smell may attract them. Actions supported by clinical studies: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic (Battaglia)
Leading / Common Uses:Musculoskeletal: Popular ingredient in over the counter pain blends due to high (99%) methyl salicylate content, similar to aspirin. Recommended for short term use. Topical maximum dilution rate 2.4%. (Tisserand & Young) If you are seeking detailed information about the benefits and uses, or personal health related questions about essential oils please schedule a consultation with our CLINICAL AROMATHERAPIST
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