Garlic Essential Oil

 

Description:

 

Garlic is an important condiment crop. Garlic is a perennial plant having small flat leaves and white colored flowers and bulbils. It is a very hardy, rooted and bulbous plant that gives a very strong odor.

 

Uses & Benefits:

 

 

    • In herbal medicine, garlic has been traditionally used for such ailments as asthma, deafness, leprosy, bronchial, congestion, arteriosclerosis, fevers, worms and liver and gall bladder troubles.

 

    • It is a very good immune enhancer and cell protector.

 

    • It is used as spice oil worldwide for flavorings the dishes, beverages, canned foods, sauces as well as soups etc.

 

    • People are also using it in cooking several types of dishes, and to add flavor.

 

    • It has been also found to be successful in the treatment of skin and stomach diseases.

 

    • The oil is also effective in preventing heart diseases.

 

 

Garlic Essential Oil Specification:

 

Botanical Name:  Allium sativum

 

Common name:  Garlic oil, Allium sativum l. bulb oil

 

Origin:   India

 

Mode of Extraction:  Steam distilled

 

Parts Used:  Bulb

 

Note Classification:  Top

 

Appearance:   Pale yellow to reddish orange clear liquid

 

Organoleptic Properties:  Very strong and pungent aroma of garlic

 

Refractive Index at 20 °C:  1.555 – 1.580

 

Specific Gravity at 20 °C:  1.040 – 1.090

 

Solubility:   Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils

 

Storage:   Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers

 

Blends With: Asafoetida, Basil Sweet, Chili, Cumin and Rosemary

 

Constituents:  Volatile oil, aliin, allicin, ajoene, allylpropl, diallyl, trisulfide, sallylcysteine, vinyldithiines, S-allylmercaptocystein, glycosides, arginine, allinase, peroxidases, myrosinase etc.

 

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