Latin name:Gaultheria fragrantissima
Sanskrit/Indian name: Gandapura
Indian Winter Green is an aromatic shrub, which is beneficial in the treatment of joint ache and rheumatism.
The herb is found in abundance across many parts of India.
The volatile oil, obtained by the steam distillation of Indian Winter Green leaves, contains methyl salicylate, which possesses stimulant, carminative and antiseptic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- The essential oil of Indian Winter Green has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, which help alleviate the pain associated with joint ache and rheumatism.