Produced by supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide, for some extracts with addition of a small amount of ethanol as entrainer. Therefore no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms . The product is a blend of various FLAVEX extracts.
The product contains essential oil with 32 – 38 % curcumenes, eugenol, thymol, carvacrol, thymoquinone, etc. Furthermore the extract contains 8 – 12 % humulones and lupulones (alpha and beta acids), 2,5 – 6,5 % phenolic diterpenes (carnosol and carnosic acid), isoflavans, < 2 % ethanol.
Oregano contains the active ingredients carvacrol and thymol (also contained in ajwain), which have strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects . Eugenol is an antimicrobially active substance of the clove. It is effective against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria . Licorice root extract contains antibacterial agents that inhibit the growth of important oral pathogens . The xanthorrizole contained in the curcuma extract is effective against food-borne pathogens such as Clostridium perfringes or Listeria monocytogenes, as well as against bacteria causing caries and periodontitis . The antimicrobial effect of hop extracts in beer production has been known for a long time, especially the growth of gram-positive bacteria and fungi is inhibited by the hop bitters (humulones and lupulones) [6,7]. Sage extract contains the diterpenes carnosol and carnosolic acid, which have antibacterial and antioxidant properties [8,9].*
The Antimicrobial Blend can be used as a spice extract in the food industry due to its spicy fresh flavour. It is particularly suitable for spice mixtures, meat and fish products. Its use in non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages is also conceivable. Due to its antimicrobial and antioxidative properties, the extract has a natural preservative effect as positive side effect [10,11].*
Due to antimicrobial effect of the extract, it can be used as a natural preservative in various cosmetic products. The extract is particularly suitable for dental care products such as toothpaste and mouthwashes. However, its use in soaps, shower gels and deodorants also matches the properties of the extract.*
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