Oriental Medicine Concepts - Yin and Yang in Aromatic compounds
A plant’s survival depends on its harmonic coexistence with the environment. It must defend itself from enemies at the same time expose itself in order to reproduce. The intelligence of plants is observed in their shape, form, colour and aromatic chemical compounds that they produce, to either repels enemies and protects from negative environmental influences or attracts and use helpers to achieve a positive result (reproduction). Therefore we can think in terms of a scent that attracts friends (birds and bees to help pollinate or distribute seeds) as Yin and a scent that repels enemies (so as to not be eaten or destroyed) as Yang.