Garlic oleoresin is obtained from the crushed bulb of the garlic, Allium sativum Linn. It has a powerful obnoxious odour due to the presence of disulphides. The bulb contains 0.06% to 0.1% of volatile oil whose active constituents are propyl /-disulphide, alliin and allicin.
Clove Garlic, Poor Man's Treacle
Volatile oil content: Not less than 1% Total Ash: Not more than 3%
The oleoresin of garlic is a valuable flavoring agent. It is also used in perfumery and as insect repellent. Allicin present in volatile oil is a powerful antibacterial.