citronella

Wintergreen

  • English Name : Wintergreen
  • Local Name (Nepali Name)) : Dhasingre
  • BotanicalName : Gaultheria fragrantissima wall
  • Family Name : Ericase
  • Season : April - May
  • Parts Used : Twigs and Leaves

Description

A much branched ever green aromatic shrub about 3 m tall. Leaves simple, alternate, stalked, oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, serrate, stiffly coriaceous, dotted with glands, up to 13 cm long. Flowers small, greenish white fragrant in short auxiliary bunches. Fruits capsule and sub globose are enclosed in bluish sepals.

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance : Liquid
  • Aroma : Characteristic intense sweet woody odour with flowery odour
  • Flash Point : 95°C
  • Specific Gravity : 1.1829 at 25°C
  • Refractive Index : 1.536 at 25°C
  • Relative Index :
  • Ester Value : 278.9
  • Ester Value after Acetylation : 331 to 451
  • Optical Rotation : (-) 1.03 to (-) 3.44 at 25°C
  • Acid Number : 2.7
  • Total Alcohol :
  • Solubility : Insoluble in water, soluble in oil and alcohol.
  • Soluble in water : Insoluble
  • Country of Origin : Nepal
  • Uses :
  • Packaging : 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 25 kg