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Wood vinegar or pyroligneous acid is a natural, biological product that is used in various industries such as agriculture, husbandry, food industry and medicine. While there are many possible applications, one of the most promising markets for wood vinegar is agriculture and farming.
Wood vinegar is an excellent pesticide and fertilizer that improves soil quality, helps the elimination of pests, and assists the plant growth control by being able to accelerate the development of plants.
This is due to the fact that wood vinegar complements both the fertilizer and the existing soil nutrients. Wood vinegar contains constituents such as
Acetic Acid, Hydrazine, Methyl Alcohol, Butanic Acid, Propanoic acid, Phenol, Valeraldehyde, Propanone, Butyrolactone, Benzoic acid, etc.
Hibiscus sabdariffa is a member of the Malvaceae family. It is an annual herb that grows to 6 feet or more, stems are glabrous; lower leaves are ovate with the upper leaves being 3-5 palmately lobed. The flowers are axillary or in terminal racemes, the petals are white with a reddish center at the base of the staminal column, the calyx enlargens at maturity and the fruit is fleshy and bright red. It is known as roselle (English), l’oiselle (French), jamaica (Spanish), karkade (Arabic), bissap (Wolof) and dâ (Bambara) among other names.
The calyces are used to make cold and hot beverages in many of the world’s tropical and subtropical countries. In China the seeds are used for their oil and the plant is used for medicinal properties. The leaves and powdered seeds are eaten in West Africa.
White-Yellow colour. A well balanced, tart and astringent flavor. Some cranberry notes as well as a slight drying effect. Not excessively tart, acidic or bitter. Should be free of off-flavours and other undesirable spice/botanical notes.