Aromatic and medicinal plants
Within the framework of the project “economic alternatives to deforestation” co-financed by the French Development Agency (AFD), three community associations chose the transformation of aromatic plants by maceration thanks to several workshops.
Two trainings were provided:
- a theoretical training on the transformation of plant material into essential oil
- and another on the production of vegetable oils by maceration.
Oils macerated with aromatic and medicinal plants allow to take advantage of the active principles of a plant. Macerating or oleate consists of infusing, in a base or carrier oil, the plant (or its different parts) from which we want to extract its active and medicinal ingredients.