birch oil


: an essential oil that consists chiefly of methyl salicylate and is obtained from the bark and twigs of the sweet birch (Betula lenta)

called also betula oil, sweet-birch oil

compare oil of wintergreen

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“Birch oil.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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