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Monomer, a molecule of any of a

class of compounds, mostly organic, that can react with other molecules to form very

large molecules, or polymers.

A standardized extract

is created by "pulling out" (extracting) specific compounds from a

plant. Standardized Saw Palmetto Berry Extract, for example, is extracted from the fresh

berries of the saw palmetto tree. In many cases, standardized extracts are used in

studies on herbs because the active ingredients can be monitored for consistency,

whereas natural herb powders will vary.

Grains, legumes and seeds are typical sources of

Plant Powder, which are made by

removing most of the fat and carbs while isolating the protein components.

Essential oils are

concentrated plant extracts that retain the natural smell and flavor, or “essence,” of

their source. Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy, a form of alternative

medicine that employs plant extracts to support health and well-being.