What is essential oil? how can we extract it?

Essential oils are natural oil containing organic volatile chemical constituents that are obtained from the various parts of the plants having a characteristic odor.

Essential oils are used in various pharmaceutical fields due to their phytochemical properties such as antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory activities, etc.

it is also used in commercialized products mainly in perfumes. There are various techniques for the extraction of essential oil like steam distillation, hydrodistillation, soxhlet extraction, Simultaneous distillation extraction, etc.

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