Botanical Name: Gaultheria fragrantissima Wall.
English name: Wintergreen
Nepali name: Dhasigre, Mchhino
Sanskrit name: Hamanta harit
Trade name: wintergreen
Flowering period: March-July.
Fruiting period: September-November.
Collection Period: four seasons
Parts used: Twigs and leaves
Habitat/Distribution in Nepal: Open forest and hill slopes; 1200 -2600m on rocky hill sides in forested areas.
Principal constituents: major and active chemical constituents of wintergreen are dominated by methyl salicylate with minor and traces amount of monoterpenes d-aspinene, myrcene, b-3-carene, limonene and sesquiterpenes as d-cadinene, 3, 7-guaiadiene. Analgestic, anti-inflamatory, antirheumatic, antitussive, astringent, carminative, diuretic, stimulant.
Gaultheria fragrantissima (wintergreen) is a much branched evergreen aromatic shrub about 3 m tall. Bark orange-brown, twigs pink. Wintergreen leaves are simple, alternate, and oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, serrate, stiffly coriaceous, and dotted with glands, up to 23 cm long. Flowers are small, greenish white fragrant flowers in short axillary bunches. Its fruits are capsule, subglobose, enclosed in bluish sepals.
The oil is also used in various forms of rheumatism. The oil is applied externally in liniments in the form of a suitable ointment to counteract their irritating effects; it has vermicidal action against hookworm. Fruits are eaten to cure stomachache. Oil is rubbed on body for rheumatic pains. Crushed leaves mixed with water are taken in cough.
- Used as an eczema, hair care, psoriasis, poor circulation, muscle and joint discomfort, arthritis, rheumatism, cellulitis, cramps, gout, broken or bruised bones, headache, nervous tension and stress related conditions.
- Used in some perfumery applications especially in forest type fragrances
- Wintergreen oil is used in ligaments and ointments to bring relief to inflamed or sore muscles, ligaments, and joints, or applied to such neurological conditions as sciatica and neuralgia.
- The oil is sometimes used to treat cellulitis, a bacterial infection causing the skin to become inflamed. Commonly used in chewing gum, toothpaste, root beer, coca-cola and candy.
- Used as a flavoring agent for toothpaste, chewing gum and soft drinks
We provide wintergreen oil in different size and shapes as per customers’ choice and requirements. We usually use aluminum bottles and glass vessel for packing. Aluminum containers and epoxy-lined metallic barrels in 10ml, 30ml. 40ml, 500ml, 1kg, 2kg, 5kg, 10kg, 25kg, or custom size or wholesale.