American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
2023, Vol. 11 Issue 1, Part A
Modified microwave assisted extraction of essential oils from Ceylon clove (Syzygium aromaticum) as a cost-effective and sustainable extraction method
AUTHOR(S): Tharaka De Silva and Supeshala Kothalawala
Essential oils, also known as volatile oils are liquid extracts obtained from plants that have been known to contain numerous health benefits. The main objective of this study was to extract the Sri Lankan clove (Syzygium aromaticum) essential oil, using a green microwave assisted extraction method with low energy use and reduced wastage without compromising the quality. Domestically modified microwave assisted extraction was used to extract the clove essential oil as a clean technology in which directly heated the in situ water and exploded to extract all the bioactive compounds. Nevertheless, the method is price competitive with a high quality of the essential oil. 50g of dried clove powder/ 400 ml of water provided the maximum yield of 16.5%. The composition profile of clove essential oil was obtained by Gas chromatography, Mass spectrometry which resulted in 37.67% of Eugenol.
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Tharaka De Silva, Supeshala Kothalawala. Modified microwave assisted extraction of essential oils from Ceylon clove (Syzygium aromaticum) as a cost-effective and sustainable extraction method. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2023;11(1):46-51.