What are Terpenes?

Jun 2022

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Terpenes are the natural substances that give plants their scents and aromas. Some terpenes are relatively well known for their potential in medicine and have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. The medicinal properties of terpenes are supported by numerous clinical studies and show anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, antispasmodic, antidepressant, antianxiety, anticancer, antitumour, neuroprotective, antimutagenic, […]

Terpenes are the natural substances that give plants their scents and aromas. Some terpenes are relatively well known for their potential in medicine and have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. The medicinal properties of terpenes are supported by numerous clinical studies and show anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, antispasmodic, antidepressant, antianxiety, anticancer, antitumour, neuroprotective, antimutagenic, antiallergic, antibiotic and antidiabetic properties, among others. Due to their low toxicity, these terpenes are already widely used as food additives and in cosmetic products. So, they have proven to be safe and well tolerated.