Plant extractions are important in daily life from medicinal point of view, beauty, cosmetics etc. Most of
the ingredients in medicines and cosmetics are the extracts from different plants.
Medicinal purpose and cosmetics
Nowadays, people are mostly interested in medicines made from the natural products. Unlike the
synthetically produced chemicals plant extractions are devoid of side effects, which attract more and more
people towards it.
For example, neem, a plant extract which can be used as an antibacterial and antifungal actions. Quinine
is an important malarial drugs, is also a any extract. Moreover, Ayurveda is a medical practice which is
majorly based on the products from plant extractions. Many other plant extractions are used as antitoxins,
anticancer drugs, analgesics etc.
The plant extracts are also used in cosmetics for beautification scrubbing, cleansing and in face washes.
Beverages and oils
Many plant extracts are used as beverages like the daily life beverages like tea, coffee etc., and alcoholic
beverages like wine. Many plant extracts are even used as narcotics.
Different oils which are used in cooking are also extracted from different plants. Olive oil, coconut oil,
groundnut oil etc. are examples for these. These oils are also used for many other purposes, other than
With the inception of new methods of agricultural practices, the plant extractions are used as bio-
fertilizers, bio-pesticides and bio-insecticides. They can be used as alternatives to the chemical products
and at the same time can avoid ill effects on the land. They are biodegradable, eco friendly and do not
pollute the environment.
Biodiesel is another plant extraction obtained through the process of transesterification. It can be used in
diesel vehicles either directly i.e., in pure form or as blended with the petroleum diesel.
Likewise, the plant extractions are unavoidable requisites in human life which even includes many uses
which are yet to be discovered.