Synonyms: Oil of Lemon, Oleum Limonis Biological source: Lemon oil is obtained by expression from the fruit peel of Citrus limon (Linn.) Burm. Of the family Rutaceae. Geographical source: Lemon-tree is a native of India. It is now cultivated in commercial scale in...
Synonym: Oleum Hippoglossi Biological source: Halibut-liver oil, a pale yellow oil with a fishy odour and taste, is obtained from the dried livers of Hippoglossus hippoglossus Linn. This largest species of the group of flat-fishes belongs to the family Pleuronectidae. The oil...
Fixed oils are oily substances obtained mainly from plant sources. They are produced in various organs of plants. Chemically, fixed oils arc glyceryl esters of various fatty acids. Different fixed oils differ from each other in the types of...
Volatile oils are natural odorous substances obtained from plants. They are responsible for the aromatic essence or odour or fragrance of various organs of some plants,-Volatile oils are present in the oil glands and ducts of plant tissues, particularly...
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