Its cheerful yellow blooms appear on leafless stems in late winter to early spring filling the air with a spicy fragrance. As spring progresses the lustrous, dark green, almond shaped leaves emerge creating a good background for other spring or summer flowering shrubs or a perfect place for summer flowering vines to ramble. In autumn the leaves turn yellow-green before they fall. Branches of wintersweet can be forced into bloom in winter and will fill the whole room with their wonderful scent.
The tea itself has a lovely aroma when brewed – teasing the nose with the scent of gorgeous humongous juice-filled plums.
Wintersweet flowers bloom containing volatile oil, 8 – cineole, borneol, linalool, benzyl alcohol, benzyl acetate, farnesol, terpineol, indole, etc.
Wintersweey flowers detoxification heat, mainly relieves thirst, treat dizziness, chest tightness epigastric lump in the abdomen, sore throat, a long-term cough and children with measles, scalding burns.