wintergreen
WINTERGREEN

  • COMMON NAME : Wintergreen, Nepal-organic
  • LATIN NAME : Gaultheria fragantissima wall
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : Nepal
  • CULTIVATION METHOD : Cultivated, organically grown
  • TYPE : Essential oil
  • EXTRACTION METHOD : Steam distillation
  • PLANT PART : Leaves
  • USE : Aromatherapy, pain reliever, flavoring agent.

Description

Wintergreen is a much-branched ever green aromatic shrub about 3 meters tall. Leaves simple, alternate, stalked, oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, serrate, stiffy coriaceous, dotted with glands up to 13 cm long. Flowers small, greenish-white fragrant in short auxiliary bunches. Fruits capsule and subglobose are enclosed in bluish sepals. It belongs to the family Ericase.

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS(range)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY@25
1.1645-1.1821
REFRACTIVE INDEX@25
1.531-1.545
OPTICAL ROTATION@25
-1.03 to -3.44
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Liquid 
Conforms
COLOR 
Pink to red 
conforms
ODOR 
Sweet ,woody and floral
Conforms 
SOLUBILITY
Soluble in oil and alcohol, insoluble in water
SPECIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS
Dilute before use.
Primary constituents
Methyl salicylate, ethyl salicylate
Components
Retention temp(min)
%
Methyl salicylate 
15,534
99.4
Ethyl salicylate 
15,715
0.4
*EU Allergen