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Blog 10: Essential oils and how they are produced

Posted by Ananya Lahiri on

Essential oils are complex synergistic mix of various organic chemicals produced in aromatic plants. The purpose of production of aromatic volatile oils in plants often varies from species to species. In some plants, they work as defence against insects, animals, bacteria or virus whereas in some other plant species they help in healing wounds or in attracting insects or animals for pollination. Some plant species also produce essential oils to survive in difficult environmental conditions.  According to the current knowledge about essential oils, these substances do not take part in the primary metabolism of the plant but they are used...

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