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Terpene is a type of secondary metabolite produced by a plant. Thousands of different secondary metabolites have been identified and they are usually classified based on their chemical structure and each of them can impact the human body in a unique way.
Those terpenes enter the body, bind to various receptors, and influence a number of internal functions. They are believed to have a significant impact on the endocannabinoid system, the endocrine system, and the neuroendocrine system, all of which are responsible for maintaining homeostasis. This leads many people to wonder whether true homeostasis can be achieved without the assistance of these terpenes.
Terpene consists of several or more isoprene units connected and comes in different varieties according to the number of isoprene, two isoprene form monoterpene like alpha-pinene, sabinene, thujene, neral, fenchone etc.
Alpha Pinene is a monoterpenoid compound of the terpene class, one of two isomers of pinene. It appears colorless liquid with a pine tones. Alpha Pinene is a terpene found in a number of coniferous trees, including pine trees, eucalyptus, sage, rosemary and frankimcense.
Alpha Pinene is widely used in aromatherapy, cosmetics, and as food additives in small quantities. Alpha Pinene has been also shown health benefits on human.
1, Protect organ system
2, Acts as antibacterial
3, Boosts memory
4, Improves respiratory function
5, Repels Insects.
Sabinene is a monoterpene available in the essential oils of nutmeg, Norway spruce, and anisate trees. Sabinene is a major constituent of carrot seed oil and one of the chemical compounds that contributes to the spiciness of black pepper.
Sabinene is mainly used as flavor and fragrance. Sabinene is noted as offering therapeutic benefits to humans including the function as anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer compound, antioxidant, antifungal. Sabinene is commonly used for skin inflammation and dermatophytosis. Sabinene has been proven itself to be a powerful antibacterial agent when used to combat gram-positive bacteria.
Thujene is a natural flavoring obtained from Eucalyptus. The term thujene usually refers to α-thujene. A less common chemically related double-bond isomer is known as β-thujene (or 2-thujene). Another double-bond isomer is known as sabinene. Thujene also goes under other names as well 3-Thujene, and Thujiene.
Many studies show that alpha-thujene have pain-relieving, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Essential oils high in alpha-thujune, such as frankincense essential oil, can be used to relieve minor aches and pains, soothe digestive issues, reduce inflammations, and protect against harmful germs and bacteria.
Beta-Caryophyllene (BCP) is a bicyclic sesquiterpene that is found in essential oils including basil, copaiba, black caraway, oregano, lavender, rosemary, cinnamon, ylang-ylang and clove. Beta-caryophyllene plays an important role in the body’s complex endocannabinoid system. Beta-caryophyllene also has powerful health benefits, including its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
1, Relieves Pain. As an analgesic to help alleviate discomfort and aches., an effective remedy for relieving pain
2, Boosts Immune system function
3, Alleviates Stress and Anxiety
4, Reduces Inflammation
5, Promotes Healthy Digestion
Fenchone is a ketone monoterpenoid. d-Fenchone has been found in fennel oil and in the oil of lavandula stoechas, whereas fenchone has been found in the oil of Arbor vitas.
It appears colorless to pale yellow liquid with mint camphor-like odor. Fenchone is mainly used in food flavor and perfumery. Fenchone show its health benefits,
1, Promotes Healing of wounds. Support the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of both fenchone and limonene
2, Repels Insects. Study show that it exhibited moderate insect repellant abilities 30 minutes after the treatment was applied
3, Alleviates pain
4, Prevents Fungal Infections
Neral, an isomer of citral, is a clear, yellow liquid with an aroma similar to lemons. Neral is classified as a monoterpene aldehyde. Neral has antiviral, antifungal, sedative and analgesic properties.
Linalool is a terpene alcohol that occurs in nature. It is found in more than two hundred different species of plants.
Linalool is a popular aromatherapy and sleeps aid and it is also a powerful relaxant with functions of
1, Improving sleep
2, Reducing congestion and lung inflammation
4, Anti-bacterial and Anti-fungal
In generally, Terpenes improve humans health by a natural way.