Allium porrum L.
Kosher certified

Leek Essential oil Egypt

Allium porrum L.
Botanical family : Alliaceae
Method of culture : Conventional
Part harvested : Whole plants
Harvest period :
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F
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A
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J
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D

CAS TSCA : 84650-15-7


Sulfur

Sulfur
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In the middle of the plant

The leek is a perennial plant, a vegetable with an elongated white bulb having a membranous tunic. It extends into a thick, cylindrical rod formed by broad, smooth, bluish-green leaves. The flower stalk bears a globular inflorescence formed of small flowers ranging in color from gray-green to dull red. Distillation of the entire plant produces an essential oil with a distinctive sulfur odor. It is used in aromatherapy principally as a diuretic, like its close relative, the onion.

Most likely native to the eastern Mediterranean, the leek is now grown worldwide. This vegetable was known as far back as early biblical times. The Romans believed that the best-quality leeks were to be found in Egypt, a country that still produces them today. In the Middle Ages, the leek was one of the vegetable-garden plants recommended in the estate management text Capitulare de Villis from the reign of Charlemagne. The leek serves as the emblem of Wales.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Hydrodistillation
Appearance Yellow to dark orange liquid
Constituents Dipropyl disulfide, dipropyl trisulfide


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary


Range

Food range