There are different types of compounds that are found in plants the compounds include the phenolic compounds. The phenolic compounds help the plants become adaptive to different environments and also protection against herbivore and microbial infection (Sytar et al., 2018). The plants need to interact with other ecological species and hence the plant help in the interaction.
The compound helps in the protection of the plant by making other organisms that bring danger to be scared by the compounds because they are harmful to them. They are scared of the compounds; hence they stay away (Sytar et al., 2018). The compounds cause infection to the potential dangers of the plants; thus they are scared away. Even herbivores are scared because of the compounds. Animals can not also consume some plants because of the high concentration of the phenolic compound.
The phenolic compounds play a significant role in ensuring that pollination takes place. Plants need chemical compounds such as the amino acids and acyl lipids which aid in the production of pollination materials; the chemical compounds are also found in phenolic compounds (Sytar et al., 2018). Plants that have a deficiency of phenolic compounds face challenges in pollination because the pollination material is not produced.
The chemical compounds are used for different purposes in human beings, and if the chemical compounds are extracted from the plants and processed further, then the compound can be used for medicinal value (Sytar et al., 2018). If human beings consume the chemical compounds their health is affected, the chemical compounds are not healthy for human consumption. The phenolic compounds play a significant role in plants of ensuring that all the chemical reactions that need to occur in plants occur successfully.
Sytar, O., Hemmerich, I., Zivcak, M., Rauh, C., & Brestic, M. (2018). Comparative analysis of bioactive phenolic compounds composition from 26 medicinal plants. Saudi journal of biological sciences, 25(4), 631-641.