Gamma Terpinene – Terpene Profile
One of three terpineneisomers, this monoterpene is a significant component of citrus fruits but can also be found in a variety of herbs and essential oils. γ-Terpinene has a particularly beguiling aromatic blend of lime and tropical sweetness that is frequently utilized in fragrances. The monoterpene’s lush, citrussy tastes are used as food flavorings in savory dishes, desserts and beverages. In recent years the medical community has uncovered several therapeutic benefits of γ-Terpinene, including antifungal qualities and antioxidant properties that have been linked to slowing the progression of diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
Plants from Lamiaceae family as source of antifungal molecules in humane and veterinary medicine.
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