|Extraction :||Steam distillation|
|Aroma and taste :||Quite a strong odor, sweet and full of aromatic subtleties, just like the freshly ground seedpod. The flavor undiluted is strong and sweet but not overpowering, a common trait among the seed hydrosols, which tend to be more delicate. Diluted, it is quite lovely, and it is exceptional combined with cinnamon hydrosol.|
|Stability and Shelf Life :||Unknown. At least one year.|
Properties and Applications
Quickly calms spasms and bloat in the digestive tract, as one would expect. It also appears to be mildly sedative or at least very relaxing and with a little honey makes a wonderful bedtime tea. We have been reliably informed that it has distinct aphrodisiac properties, which makes it extra good as a bedtime tea! A delightful ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes; the flavor is very bright and will not overpower other ingredients.