Presentday Cultivation And Usage

Although there are increasingly cultivated areas of O. fragrans in other countries, China still has the largest. O. fragrans is widely distributed in the south and middle of China. Five cities (Guilin, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Chengdu, and Xianning) comprise the production center for O. fragrans (Zang et al., 2003).

O. fragrans flowers (known as Gui Hua or Kwei Hwa) are widely used in Chinese medicine. There are many medicinal products made from sweet osmanthus buds, leaves, and bark. They are said to protect against coughs, used to flavor other medicines, and are added to cosmetics for hair and skin. A decoction of the stem bark is used in the treatment of boils and carbuncles, and a decoction of the lateral roots is used in the treatment of dysmenorrhoea, rheumatism, and bruises. The seeds are often used as an analgesic. An essential oil obtained from the flowers is used as an insect repellent for clothes. Products are also added to herbal medicines in order to disguise obnoxious flavors (Duke & Ayensu, 1984; Manandhar & Manandhar, 2002). The essential oil of O. fragrans is considered to be one of the best natural essences, and is only used in the most expensive perfumes and cosmetics (Jin et al., 2006).

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