Custard Apple Oil
|Botanical Name||:||Annona squamosa|
|Common Name||:||Annona squamosa oil|
|Plant Parts Used||:||Seeds|
|Extraction Method||:||Cold pressed|
|Color & Odor||:||Pale green to lemony thick liquid with sweet, woody aroma|
A small tropical tree, indigenous to the Amazon rainforest, growing up to 20' tall. The leaves are thin, oblong while the flowers are greenish – yellow. Constituents & Specifications :
Custard apple oil has various chemical compounds that include a- and ß-pinene, E-ocimene, germacrene-D, methyl and ethyl butanoate and methyl hexanoate. Properties :
It is anti rheumatic, purgative, astrigent, emmenagogue, febrifuge, tonic, cold remedy, digestive or to clarify the urine.Benefits & Uses :
- It is used in flavorings the salad, dishes, ice cream or blended with milk to make a cool beverages.
- It is used in the manufacture of soap and can be detoxified by an alkali treatment and used for edible purposes.
- It is effective pesticides against head lice, southern army worms and pea aphids.