- Due to its methyl salicylate content and it should be avoided during pregnancy because it can disturb the development of the embryo or fetus in high doses.
- Wintergreen is high in methyl salicylate and can be toxic to cats. Read more about Essential Oils Toxicity for Cats.
- Contraindications (all routes): Anticoagulant medication, major surgery, hemophilia, other
bleeding disorders. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, children. People with salicylate sensitivity (often
applied in ADD/ADHD).
- Avoid oral use for Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).