The kewra absolute oil is extracted from the flowers called kewra which have a distinct flowery scent which is both pleasing and refreshing at the same time. It is also known as the screw pine. The kewra flower has originated from Asia, Australia and the Pacific region. Its sweet smelling leaves have been used a spice since the ancient times and were said to add flavor and taste to culinary delights.
The kewra absolute is an aqueous liquid which has a watery consistency and which can be poured using a teaspoon.
Kewra absolute oil is extracted via the steam distillation method. The distillation of the kewra flowers takes placed in an apparatus which is closed yet no temperature monitoring is necessary. Steam is provided in earthen pots which are sealed by using bamboo shoots. The resulting distillate is the watery kewra absolute.
The chemical components of Kewra absolute oil are
The kewra absolute has a scent which is very much like a rose but kewra has a slightly fruitier smell. Due to its pleasing fragrance it is added as a condiment in several Asian dishes where it is thought to enhance the flavor as well as aid indigestion.
The kewra absolute is also used by aroma therapists to promote natural healing in cases of people suffering from nervous ailments like mental fatigue and acute depression. A massage given with kewra absolute can help promote a general feeling of well being.
It's also anti inflammatory and anti bacterial. It is useful in fighting infections caused by a variety of fungi and microbes. What's more it's also got antispasmodic properties which make it a great oil to be used for the relief of muscle spasms. It's a main ingredient in many herbal medicines and can help fight off a number of diseases.