Castoreum: What Do Beavers, Bees, Narcissus Aspirin Have in Common?

 

 

Castoreum is a specific fragrant secretion from the castor sacs of the beaver, one of the biggest rodents who live in Europe, Asia and North America.

Bevears, males and females, use castoreum in combination with urine to mark their territory. The yellowish liquid secretion includes a waxy substance and helps beaver fur remain waterproof.

The glad that produces castoreum is a small ov…
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