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Basic knowledge of plant essential oils and Chinese herbs

  What are the similarities and differences between essential oils and Chinese herbs?Are plant essential oils the same as Chinese herbs?What is the difference between plant essential oil and Chinese herbal medicine? 
(1) From plants 
  The biggest thing they have in common is that they both get it from plants, and they can be called "natural."。As the materials of Chinese herbal medicine are very wide, there are more than 10,000 varieties of Chinese herbal medicine in China, which are the same as the source of plant essential oil, absorbing the "essence of heaven and earth".。 
(2) Applied to animals  
  Whether it is the use of Chinese medicine in human beings or the movement of Chinese veterinary medicine on livestock and poultry, it is to apply the components that play a role in plants to the animal body to meet the needs of animal growth。 
  In general, the difference between plant essential oil (plant extract) and Chinese herbal medicine includes different extraction plants, different extraction methods, different ways of acting on animals, and different tastes。  
(1) Extraction plants are not the same 
  Most of the plant essential oils are derived from a single plant, and their effective components are extracted and fully utilized。Most Chinese herbs are compound, made up of many flavoured plants。 
(2) The extraction method is different 
  Plant essential oil is generally extracted by steam distillation, extrusion, cold soaking or solvent extraction of organic mixture, extracted from plant stems, leaf fruits, roots, seeds, bark or trunk。 
  The use of traditional Chinese medicine, is through the introduction of medicine, prescription, through the method of decocting, extraction of traditional Chinese medicine soup, and use。 
The extraction methods of the two are completely different。  
(3) The way of acting on animals is not the same 
  Plant essential oils often help animals through one or two components in plants, such as carvacrol and thymol in oregano oil, which can ensure the health of animals and promote animal growth. 
The Chinese medicine is to pay attention to "herbal medicine", there are four drugs (cold heat warm flat), or divided into "ten agents", "twelve doors" and so on。 
(4) It tastes different 
  Due to the single source of plant essential oil from the crop, it generally has a fragrant smell。Plant essential oils are also known as "aromatic essential oils" to denote their fragrance。Chinese herbs taste bitter when they are boiled。 
  The gift of traditional Chinese medicine to the people of the world expresses the importance of traditional Chinese medicine, and provides development ideas for the research and development of global plant essential oils in terms of plant extracts。 
  At present, plant essential oil has been more and more widely used in human life, but also used in the field of livestock and poultry breeding, more and more attention by animal husbandry personnel。