I am working on a PR adding wintergreen as a minor food source and as a resource to make some painkillers. Please be aware that I am not good in chemistry at all. I suffered in chemistry class at school.
We already have mugwort and similar oils, I could replace the
use_action and recipe with what I want and be happy. But I want more details and realism here.
Wintergreen is a natural source of methyl salicylate, aka aspirin (if I got that right), a good painkiller.
So if you got the essential oil you can add a bunch of oil as a carrier oil, right? Basically to dilute it so you do not overdose.
And if you have the “pure” essential oil, there is some way to distill the methyl salicylate from it, you could use to actually make aspirin tablets, did I get that right? Could someone of you help me in figuring out the ingame crafting steps for this?
I already found these resources (from educational institutions no less, which should be a good and reliable source) which look promising:
Also I do not know how accurate this is but I made it so you can chew wintergreen leaves (according to my research they taste sweet but have a horrible bitter aftertaste, meaning you get a morale penalty) for an unreliable and weak painkiller.