What function(s) do ''essential oils'' serve in the plant?

albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)October 4, 2010

All our lives we have heard of "essential oils" which have, or claimed to have, a large number of uses. What function(s) do ""essential oils"" serve in the plant?

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lycopus(z5 NY)

In vegetative tissue they usually serve a defensive function. In flowers they serve to attract pollinators.

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