VANILLA BEAN ABSOLUTE
Vanilla is a flavor derived from a Mexican species of orchid called flat-leaved vanilla (Vanilla planifolia). This plant favors the hot, sticky, and wet climates in Central America and Mexico. Vanilla was first cultivated by the Totonac Indians of eastern Mexico. The main component of vanilla is vanillin. There are other constituents present including sugars, resins, and oils. Vanilla also contains approximately 150 aromas, many of which are present in only trace amounts. Vanillyl ethyl ether, acetic acid, p-hydroxybenzaldehyde, and caproic acid are among the chemicals present. Studies have demonstrated that vanillin, the primary compound in vanilla, has anti-carcinogenic properties. More specifically, reports show that vanillin eradicates human cancer cells limits movement of cancer cells from the original site to other parts of the body. Vanilla essential oil has proved to be an effective mood lifter, courtesy of its rich, yet unobtrusive scent. Try in our Vata Body Oil, Pitta Body Oil and Tridoshic Body Oil.