Antiseptics and Antibiotics

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Plants produce chemicals to defend themselves.

  • Plants produce chemicals so that when they are attacked by pathogens, they can defend themselves.
  • These chemicals can have antibacterial effects that protects the plant from bacteria
  • For example the Tea tree - produces oil that kills bacteria which are used for antibacterial products - facial cleansers.


  • Used outside the body to stop disease spreading.
  • Antiseptics are


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