Balsams, gums and resins
A balsam is an oil resin, a combination of an essential oil and a resin. They are popular in the cosmetics industry because of their nice scent, but they also…
Balsams, gums and resins, general
Balsams, gums and resins are exudates that flow from a plant when damaged.
Gums flow from a plant when it is damaged and have a role in repairing this damage by binding water into a slimy, gel-like mass.
Like gums, rosins and resins are substances that flow out of a plant after damage and have a role in repairing damage as well.