Spinach Leaf Absolute
Botanical Name: Spinacia oleracea
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Description: A native of Asia, Spinach was brought to Europe in the 15th Century. It has a long history of being appreciated for its tasty and aromatic leaves.
Color: Dark brown viscous liquid.
Common Uses: Spinach Leaf Absolute is well respected as being a diuretic, cooling agent, laxative, demulcent, and as an astringent. It is also well fortified in vitamins A, B, C, and D. For this reason it is becoming increasingly popular in the health food industry. Raw spinach which you can find in grocery stores (not the oil) is also being used as a natural green colorant for soaps and candles.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Not known.
Aromatic Scent: Spinach Leaf Absolute has a very strong, leafy green odor.
History: Since arriving in Europe in the 15th Century from Asia, Spinach has become a popular product. In North America it received a boost when its nutritional benefits were trumpeted by none other than Popeye - the Sailorman of course.