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Gaharu (agarwood) distillate-incorporated roselle health drink

Hashim, Yumi Zuhanis Has-Yun and Jaswir, Irwandi and M. Gameil, Abeir Hussein and Idris, Iswadi and Mohammed Ab Halim, Mohammed Fitri and Mohd. Salleh, Hamzah and Jamal, Parveen and Amid, Azura and Abbas, Phirdaous (2013) Gaharu (agarwood) distillate-incorporated roselle health drink. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE) 2013, 19-20th February 2013, Cultural Activity Centre (CAC) and KAED Gallery, IIUM.

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In this work, a nutraceutical product based on Gaharu distillate was developed. Gaharu (Agarwood) is a scented resin produced by trees of the Aquilaria species upon infection by fungus. While various components and parts of Gaharu tree have traditionally been reported to have medicinal values, it is the resin that is most sought after. Meanwhile, less have been focused on the distillates, a waste by-product of Gaharu oil distillation process. In this study, Gaharu distillate was found to have acidic pH of 3.60 and safe for consumption as it is devoid of steroids, has total suspended solid of less than 25 mg/L and an LC50 of 398000 ppm based on Brine Shrimp Lethality Assay. Gaharu distillate was also found to have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties as well as being selective towards killing cancer cells. To increase market acceptability, formulation of Gaharu distillate incorporated Roselle health drink was developed and optimized. By discovering, developing and commercializing new use of Gaharu distillates(coupled with scientific evidences on safety and potential health benefits), we can ensure the sustainability of Gaharu industry as well as provide new means of income-generating activities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 3774/34695
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gaharu, distillate, roselle, health drink
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2014 16:44
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 23:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34695

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