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Methyl Salicylate

Alternate Names

Salicylic Acid, Oil of Wintergreen

Description

This is a specific type of artificial flavoring. Produced with salicylic acid and methanol to create a mint-like flavor. Used in many medications and balms. See Artificial Flavoring for more information on flavorings.

Methyl Salicylate - Quick Stats
Names

Salicylic Acid, Oil of Wintergreen

Allergy Information

Artificial Flavoring

Uses

Flavoring

Additional Information

The reported lethal dose in a human adult is 30 mls.



Found In

chewing gum, candy, mints, beverages, root beer, ice cream, ices, flavored syrups

Possible Health Effects

Pure ingestion is toxic and ingestion of sizable amounts can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, mental disturbances, cardiovascular failure, kidney failure. May also cause skin rashes and irritation.

Allergy Information

Unknown

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