Essential oils are volatile organic compounds found in various plant tissues such as fruits, leaves, flowers, bark, stem, seeds, wood and roots. The quality of essential oils depends on the several factors including the part of the plant used, the plant variety and its country of origin, the method of extraction and the refining process . The volatile oil isolated from aromatic plants provides a number of ecological advantages to the plant. For example, they provide protection against predators and other enemies, and mediate plant-plant interactions including allopathy . Until recently, essential oils have been studied mostly from their flavor and fragrance viewpoints only for flavoring foods, drinks and other goods.
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