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The Corporation provides various supports and services, especially to the cloves farmers, to facilitate the production of cloves. The support provided to farmers, including   nets, spades, wheel barrows, empty plastic and polythene bags which are mostly used in nurseries for the preparation of cloves seedlings. Similarly, in a an effort to fulfil its   corporate social responsibilities, ZSTC  has actively been participating  in various projects undertaken by the Government and communities in  different sectors,  especially  health,  education, infrastructure and supply of clean and safe water.

Likewise, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, ZSTC supplies 1,000, 000 seedlings of cloves to farmers annually for free. 

  OTHER EFFORTS UNDERTAKEN BY ZSTC

1.     ZSTC offers soft loans to clove farmers to facilitate harvesting activities.

2.     ZSTC has built new clove buying centers near to communities to facilitate the transportation of cloves.

3.     ZSTC has introduced new weighing scales and improved the availability of various facilities and services in the clove buying centers.

4.     It supplies   materials needed by farmers in clove nurseries.

5.     It provides education to cloves farmers on better farming practices.

6.     It supports the Government in the provision of social services; such as health and education, to different communities.

 

      

 

ESSENTIAL OILS.

CLOVE STEM OIL (ZAN STEM OIL)

Clove stem oil is a light brown liquid with the active ingredients of Phenol content 92% - 95% and Caryophyllene 3% - 4%, it used both in Hospital by dentist or at home for muscular relive and toothache.

How to use:

For muscular pains:

Take 5ml of Clove oil and mix with 10ml of coconut oil, then apply the mixture by using a piece of cotton on the congested parts.

Directions for uses on toothache:

Soak a piece of cotton and insert it into the cavity of various teeth.

Caution:

Avoid contact with your eyes when it used. It is strongly advised that the quantity recommended for uses should not be exceeded. Keep the bottle properly and far away from the children (Avoid the oil to come in contact with your eye when it used)

 

LEMONGRASS OIL (ZAN GRASS OIL)

Lemongrass Oil  is a Pale yellow to yellowish brown liquid with the active ingredients of Citra content above 70%. Locally it is used as flavoring agent in snacks and beverages e.g. Cakes, Tea and Juices.  It can also be used as air freshener for bedrooms, sitting rooms and toilets.

How to use:

As flavoring agent: 

Use a drop of Lemongrass oil in every litre of tea or juice and for snacks like cake, put a drop of lemongrass oil in every kilogram of wheat flour. 

As air freshener:

Put a small quantity of lemongrass oil in a saucer. Put a saucer in a bedroom or toilet, then close the door and windows for about 5-10 minutes.

As treatment of muscular pains:

Put a small quantity of lemongrass oil on a cotton wool, and then apply the oil with the help of cotton wool on the congested part with slight massaging.

Caution:

Avoid contact with your eyes when it used, it may cause skin and eyes irritation. Keep the bottle properly and far away from the children

 

CINNAMON LEAF OIL (ZAN CINN OIL)

Cinnamon leaf oil is a pale yellow liquid with a sweet, warm spicy, dry powerful aroma. It contains Eugenol 70% - 75%, Eugenol acetate 6% - 8% and Cinnamaldehyde 2% - 4%. It is amongst the most powerful natural antiseptic. Cinnamon leaf oil is used extensively for flavoring in cooking and beverages. It’s also used as a medicine such as an infection fighter, to ease arthritis pain, as a mosquito repellent etc. Traditionally, it is used as a stimulating agent; it’s used to stimulate digestion and blood circulation systems.

How to use:

For flavoring in cooking and beverage:

Use a drop of Cinnamon leaf oil in every kilogram of wheat and also use a drop of Cinnamon leaf oil in every litre of juice, tea, honey or even drinking water.

For an infection fighter:

Dilute Cinnamon leaf oil with clean water and use the dilution for mouth wash and gargle to treat throat infection or other mouth sores.

To ease arthritis pain:

Because of its heat generating and anti-inflammatory properties, Cinnamon leaf oil can be applied topically to ease arthritis symptoms. Dilute a little quantity of oil with a cream or lotion and rub into the joints or apply in a diluted form to a towel or bandage and wrap around the arthritic area.

Caution:

Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. The oil should not be apply direct to the skin, must be diluted before used. Do not apply to the face or sensitive areas. If a pregnant woman or under a doctor care consult your physician prior applicable (before using) Keep the bottle properly and far away from the children

 

EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA OIL (ZAN CIT OIL)

Eucalyptus Citriodora oil is a colorless to pale yellow with the active ingredient of Citronellal 82%. It used both for treatments and as cosmetics. Eucalyptus Citriodora oil treats skin diseases, cold and flu, old fever and also used as cosmetics such as air freshener in bedrooms, sitting rooms and toilets.

How to use:

As air freshener in bedrooms and toilets

Put a small quantity of Eucalyptus citriodora oil in a saucer and put a saucer in a bedroom or toilet, then close the door and windows for about 5-10 minutes.

Aromatic bathing:

Use 6-10 drops of Eucalyptus citriodora oil in the bath with either warm or cold water and also you may use 2-3 drops of oil for a bucket. Similarly it can stop skin irritation, muscular pain (rheumatism), arthritics and leave the body with beautiful aromatic smell.

Dandruff and lice removable:

Similarly Eucalyptus citriodora oil used to remove dandruff and lice. Use 3-4 drops for washing hair; also apply 2-3 drops of Eucalyptus citriodora oil by mix with any hair shampoo. 

Steam inhalation:

Eucalyptus citriodora oil treats flu, throat sore and cough. Put clean warm water into the bowl then add 5-6 drops of Eucalyptus citriodora oil. Cover your head with towel and breathe the stream deeply for a minute, apply three times in a day.

Athlete’s foot:

Use a few drops of Eucalyptus citriodora oil by mix with coconut oil or without mix then apply direct to the athlete’s foot. 

Caution:

It is strongly advised that the quantity recommended for uses should not exceed because oil of Eucalyptus Citriodora can cause skin and eyes irritation. Keep the bottle properly and far away from the children

 

EUCALYPTUS CAMALDULENSIS OIL (ZAN CAM OIL)

Eucalyptus Camaldulensis Oil  has a pale yellow color with the active ingredient of Citronellal 82%. Widely it used for medicinal purposes such as ease rheumatism, fever relieve, it is natural antiseptic agent, arthritis, asthma, muscular pains and aches, for skin treatment and also may be used as a body stimulant.

How to use:

For fever relieve:

Eucalyptus Camaldulensis Oil can be applied externally by means of cool compresses to relieve fever that arises from infection disease. Apply it to the forehead, back of neck, over the kidney and pelvic region. Use a small quantity to avoid chilling effects.

Massaging and hot compresses:

Eucalyptus Camaldulensis Oil can be used for hot compresses and body massaging. These methods gives relieve muscular pains, arthritis, and rheumatism for general body stimulation. Just apply few drops of oil.

Steam inhalation:

For quick relieve of asthma, cold, flu, chill, sinusitis, headache and many others respiratory diseases. This practice is useful. Put 2 litres of clean warm water into a bowl then mix with Eucalyptus Camaldulensis oil of 8-10 drops. Cover over your head with a towel and inhale the steam vigorously from the bowl for a minute, take a break of 5 minutes then repeat it twice. Do that three times in day.

For skin treatments:

Eucalyptus Camaldulensis oil is used to treat skin irritation such as insect bite, blisters, bacteria and fungus irritation and other wounds. Put a small quantity of the Eucalyptus Camaldulensis oil on a cotton wool then apply it on the affected skin.

In the toilets:

Eucalyptus Camaldulensis oil is natural strong antiseptic agent, it’s also used in the toilet to kills germs and leaves the toilet so clean with a pleasant smell. Use 10ml of Eucalyptus Camaldulensis oil by mix with 10 litre of water then use this mixture for washing and cleaning the sink and tiles or floor in the toilet. 

Caution:

When it is applied, avoid it come in contact with your eyes, Eucalyptus Camaldulensis oil may cause strong eyes irritation. Wash your hands by using clean water and detergent immediately after using this oil. Keep the bottle properly and far away from the children

 

SWEET BASIL OIL (ZAN BASIL OIL)

sweet Basi Oil is used to improve blood circulation and the digestive system.  It contains with Linalool 75% - 92%. Sweet basil oil may be used as a traditionally remedy for many cases such as anxiety, insect’s bites and sting, nausea, muscular aches, flu, fever, pulmonary infections and infectious diseases.  It may also help in migraines, mental fatigue and scanty menstrual periods. 

How to use:

For fever and flu relieve:

Apply thin film of oil into the lip of the nose and to the temples.

For removal aches or irritations caused by insects bites and sting: 

Put a small quantity of oil on a cotton wool then apply it on the affected area of the body.

For mental fatigue, anxiety, nausea, migraines and pulmonary infections: 

Prior inhales then apply to the crown of the head, forehead and navel.

For reducing pain during menstruation and improvement of digestion or as a dietary supplement: 

Add few drops of Sweet basil oil to the food or drinking water.

Caution:

Always test a small amount of Sweet basil prior for sensitivity or allergic reaction. Sweet basil Oil should not be used during pregnancy. Wash your hands by using clean water and detergent immediately after using this oil. Keep the bottle properly and far away from the children

 

 

 

 

Maisara Outlet – Available at Maisara ZSTC Head Quarter (Unguja)

Seaport Outlet – The Outlet is inside Seaport Port/Car parking area (Unguja).

Malindi Outlet – At Malindi opposite ZSTC Warehouse (Unguja).

Airport Outlet – The Outlet is inside Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (Unguja).

Wete Outlet — Available at Wete near by ZSTC Head Office (Pemba).

Chake Chake Outlet — Available at Madungu Chake Chake (Pemba).

 

Zanzibar is known all over the world for production of high quality cloves. Up to 1990s and many years before that, Zanzibar was well- known for the production of large quantity of cloves; more than 6000 tons of cloves used to be produced annually.

People are more care of clove trees and clove products; they are obliged to sell their cloves to the Government authorities.   They are much aware of quality, as everyone makes sure that the cloves he or she sells are of the highest quality.

HAVESTING SEASONS

There are two harvesting season of cloves annually; the Mwaka season (July- November) and Vuli season (December - March). The Mwaka cloves tend to be heavier than the Vuli cloves.

 PICKING

The optimum stage for picking clove buds is when the buds are fully developed and the base of the calyx has turned from green to pink colour; not before that or when they are overdue. The clove pickers should not dislodge twigs as dislodging of twigs reduces the bearing ability of cloves trees. 

The process of separating cloves from the stems should be undertaken with due care, in a clean environment and on mats. Maximum care is needed to avoid mixing cloves with unwanted bodies and particles.

DRYING PROCESS

The cloves should be dried in clean and tidy places by using mats. They should exposed to enough sunlight in open air for at least three days, and never be dried by keeping them on roads or floor. The farmers who care for their cloves are more likely to be given a good price for his or her cloves. Farmers should always bear in mind the fact that cloves are edible so they must meet the standards required in food hygiene before they are taken to the market.

SORTING

 Before selling the cloves, farmers are ought to do final sorting, which is removing or separating cloves from all unwanted bodies.   Farmers are offered first grade for clean and high quality cloves, hence they earn more money.

 EFFORTS UNDERTAKEN BY ZSTC

 In an effort to increase the production and exportation of high quality cloves, the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar has offered the farmers a good deal; it pays   them 80 per cent of the market price.

 The Government has been developing an intellectual property and branding strategy for Zanzibar cloves. The branding project is aimed at giving Zanzibar cloves unique name and image in the world market.

 Through the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, ZSTC provides 1,000, 000 seedlings of cloves for farmers annually free of charges.

 ZSTC offers soft loans to cloves farmers to facilitate harvesting activities.

 ZSTC has built new clove buying centers in various localities near to farmers to facilitate the transportation of cloves.

 ZSTC has introduced new weighing scales and improved the availability of various facilities and services in the clove centers.

THINGS TO BE DONE

 1. To ensure that all cloves that are taken to ZSTC centers are clean and well sorted to the extent that they should not have more than 2% of unwanted bodies.

 2. To ensure that all cloves that are taken to ZSTC centers are dry and the moisture content should not exceed 14 %.

 3. Only the Sun should be used for drying cloves. No other methods, such as, frying, should be used.

 4. Care should be taken to ensure that the cloves that are sold to ZSTC are not mixed up with clove powder, clove stems, poor quality cloves, and other unwanted bodies.

 5. Cloves should be picked when they have fully developed. 

 6. We ought to ensure that cloves are dried on the mats and in the Sun at clean and tidy place.

 7. We must put a stop to the smuggling of cloves and clove seedlings and make the best use of income generated by clove production to boost our GDP.

 8. Cloves buying centers operate by following office working hours; from 7:30 am to 3:30pm. Farmers are strongly advised to follow and stick to that schedule.

 9. Every clove stakeholders should fulfill his/her role accordingly in order to safeguard the quality of cloves.

 EXPECTATION

 ZSTC is looking forward to an amicable and successful cooperation with farmers and all other stakeholders in its efforts to augment productivity and improve the quality of Zanzibar cloves.