Garlic Essential Oil
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
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.