Nature rewards lavishly lot of ingredients for the manufacture of perfumes. Seeds, grains and seeds are used regularly in the formulation of some of the most successful fragrances market. Sometimes reviewing the list of raw materials used in making perfumes seem that we are reviewing a recipe, since many ingredients used to give taste and flavor to food are also used in the manufacture of perfumes and colognes .I
Such is the case of cardamom. It is an herb that can reach up to 4 m high, and of which only the seeds are used. Its origin is in India, some 16 centuries ago. Just around the year 1200 this species was introduced in Europe. Guatemala is the top world producer. But cardamom is not only used in the manufacture of perfumes, its uses are manifold. It is an excellent natural remedy for various digestive conditions, thanks to its high concentration of terpineol, an oil, is also a stimulant, so it is used regularly for the manufacture of energy drinks.I
Coriander is another herb widely used as a spice in cooking. Unlike cardamom, the whole plant is used, but more frequently fresh leaves and the dried seeds are used. It is the soul of Curry, seasoning popular use in India. Like cardamom, also has healing properties for stomach disorders and is exhilarating.I
Cumin is also part of the usual ingredients in perfumes and colognes. Its origin can be located in the Mediterranean Sea. It has curative and sedative properties. Its spicy flavor and sweet odor are characteristic, and therefore is used in many traditional recipes Spanish Southeast.I
Fenugreek is another plant whose use dates back to Egyptian times. By its characteristic smell was used in embalming process. Virtually all major civilizations of antiquity knew this unique plant. Its culinary use is widespread, especially in Indian cuisine.I
The tonka bean is the seed of a tree, typical of Central American zone. Its dimensions are enormous three to four cm long. It is widely used as a substitute for vanilla, and very popular in making perfumes and colognes. The resin can be extracted from the seeds is highly concentrated. Formerly it was used in the preparation of toners, although the latter employment has fallen into disuse because it can become toxic when it is consumed.