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1. A naturally occurring mixture of essential oils and a resin, extracted from various plants such as pines and balsam fir.
2. A substance prepared by solvent extraction of a spice or herb and used in flavoring and coloring foods.

o′le·o·res′in·ous adj.


1. (Elements & Compounds) a semisolid mixture of a resin and essential oil, obtained from certain plants
2. (Elements & Compounds) pharmacol a liquid preparation of resins and oils, obtained by extraction from plants
ˌoleoˈresinous adj


(ˌoʊ li oʊˈrɛz ən)

1. a natural mixture of an essential oil and a resin, as found in certain plants.
2. a prepared mixture of an oil and a resin in solution.
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Noun1.oleoresin - a naturally occurring mixture of a resin and an essential oil; obtained from certain plants
ladanum, labdanum - a soft blackish-brown resinous exudate from various rockroses used in perfumes especially as a fixative
natural resin - a plant exudate
balsam - any of various fragrant oleoresins used in medicines and perfumes
Canada balsam - yellow transparent exudate of the balsam fir; used as a transparent cement in optical devices (especially in microscopy) and as a mounting medium
gum terpentine, turpentine - obtained from conifers (especially pines)
balsam capivi, copaiba, copaiba balsam - an oleoresin used in varnishes and ointments
gum labdanum, labdanum - a dark brown to greenish oleoresin that has a fragrant odor and is used as a fixative in perfumes; obtained as a juice from certain rockroses
oleoresin capiscum - an oleoresin extracted from the capsicum pepper plant
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It also provides Pure Carrier and Base oils, Certified Organic Oils, Therapeutic Massage Blends, Natural Flower Oils, Natural Cosmetic Butters, Oleoresins, Spice Oils, Traditional Indian Attars, Hydrosols, Exotic Oil Dilutions and Floral Absolute Oils.
The website offers different types of spice oils and also oleoresins that are used for various health, skin and beauty care products.
2009) demonstrated the antioxidant and scavenging activity of Piper nigurm essential oil and oleoresins, which have important applications in food chemistry.
The volatile oils and oleoresins of cinnamon leaf and bark have anti-microbial and antioxidant properties.
Since its establishment in 1993, Akay has grown to one of the top five exporters of spice oleoresins in the world.
In Chapter Six, 'Reconstructing the spice trade', Hoogervorst looks in greater depth at the trading networks that developed early in the history of the Indian Ocean as cloves, nutmeg, and pepper, as well as oleoresins and forest products like Barus camphor became staples in the luxury markets of South Asia, the ports of the Arabian Sea, and the Greco-Roman world.
Some of the key Bayir Gold ingredients include boswellia, garcinia, glucosamine and chondroitin, and a wide range of herbal extracts for supplements and functional foods, natural colors and oleoresins.
This year, value-added spice products were the major draw in export markets, and spice oils, oleoresins, curry powders and pastes witnessed strong export sales.
Imports of Lac Natural Gums, Resins, Gum-Resins and Oleoresins has grew month on month basis by 5.
Mint and mint products, spice oils and oleoresins, pepper, turmeric and cumin were the other key contributors in achieving the target, said Jayathilak.
India can now boast as the monopoly supplier of spice oils and oleoresins the world over.