The Tomato from which this clear Tomato Leaf Absolute Oil is extracted, is an annual growing to around 2 metres in height. It is in flower from June to September, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It requires moist soil.
Traditional Uses for Tomato Leaf Absolute Oil:-
Tomato Leaf is used for it’s aromatic properties. You will find it amongst the most unique candles and soaps, and we find that it is the perfect answer for those manufacturers looking for both a unique scent and a unique label claim.
The pulped fruit is an extremely beneficial skin-wash for people with oily skin. Sliced fruits are a quick and easy first aid treatment for burns, scalds and sunburn.
A decoction of the root is ingested in the treatment of toothache.
The skin of tomato fruits is a good source of lycopine, a substance that has been shown to protect people from heart attacks. It seems to be more effective when it is cooked and so can be obtained from food products such as tomato ketchup and tinned tomatoes. Lycopine has also been shown to have a very beneficial effect upon the prostate and is being used increasingly to treat enlarged prostate and the difficulties in urination that accompany this disorder.
A homeopathic remedy is made from the plant. It is used in the treatment of rheumatism and severe headaches.
A spray made from tomato leaves is an effective but very poisonous insecticide. It is especially effective against ants but should be used with extreme caution because it will also kill beneficial insects and, if ingested, is toxic to humans.
Tomato Leaf Absolute Oil Blends Well With:-
Tomato Leaf can be easily blended for aromatic purposes. The combinations are endless and very dependent upon individual tastes.
Tomatoes have long been used for culinary purposes. In recent years, the aromatic leaves have become popular in the production of unique candles and soap products. Most definitely popular in the perfume industry of the 21st century and ever increasingly so.