Botanical Name: Vanilla Planifolia
Plant Part: Fruit
Extraction Method: Solvent
Country of Origin: India
Size: 0.5 oz (Purchase includes a glass dropper)
Vanilla bean prices have soared because of a shortage in Madagascar. The island country has more than three-quarters of the world’s vanilla fields. Due to this, we will not be offering this product at this time.
Vanilla oil has a rich, warm, and sweet aroma, is brown in color and thick in viscosity. The first people to have cultivated it seem to have been the Totonacs of Mexico’s east coast. The Aztecs acquired vanilla when they conquered the Totonacs in the 15th Century; the Spanish, in turn, got it when they conquered the Aztecs. European doctors of the 16th and 17th centuries used it as an antidote for poisoning, stomach complaints, and as an aphrodisiac. Vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world, saffron being the first.
The therapeutic properties of vanilla oil are an antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anticarcinogenic, febrifuge, antidepressant, sedative, tranquilizing and relaxing substance.
Benefits of Vanilla Oil:
Vanilla oil, apart from its widespread use as a flavoring agent in foods, beverages and pharmaceutical industries as well as in culinary endeavors, vanilla has found extensive use in the world of medicine as well. Vanillin Hydroxybenzaldehyde, a component of vanilla oil, is an effective antidepressant and mood lifter. This is one of the biggest advantages of vanilla’s powerful aroma!
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