Alpha-Thujone – Terpene Profile
One of two diastereomeric forms of thujone, alpha-thujone is produced in alcoholic beverages. The cedar-like, minty aroma of alpha-thujone is incorporated in popular fragrances and cosmetics. Savory dishes such as meat products and sauces are likely to include alpha-thujone thanks to the sage and spicy flavor it brings to the table. In addition to its widespread commercial use, alpha-thujone has been shown to exhibit medicinal benefits for inflammatory disorders and fungal infections. Moreover, the compound has been linked to successful treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOC).
Anti Inflammatory and anti fungal
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Polysistic ovary syndrome treatment
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