Camphene is a monoterpene as found in spruce, fir, pine, cypress, camphor, citronella, neroli, ginger, sage, cistus, rosemary, and valerian.
Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, and insoluble in water.
Links to Plants Containing Camphene
The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. This compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective human use of any herb listed.
- Camphene from Piper cernuum were cytotoxic against melanoma cancer in vitro. From: Girola, N., Figueiredo, C. R., Farias, C. F., Azevedo, R. A., Ferreira, A. K., Teixeira, S. F., … & Lago, J. H. (2015). Camphene isolated from essential oil of Piper cernuum (Piperaceae) induces intrinsic apoptosis in melanoma cells and displays antitumor activity in vivo. Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 467(4), 928-934.
- Ocimene, farnesene and camphene showed anti-candida activity in-vitro. From: Thakre, A. D., Mulange, S. V., Kodgire, S. S., Zore, G. B., & Karuppayil, S. M. (2016). Effects of Cinnamaldehyde, Ocimene, Camphene, Curcumin and Farnesene on Candida albicans. Advances in Microbiology, 6(09), 627.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY / ANALGESIC
- Camphene, cymene, and geranyl acetate showed antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. From: Quintans-Júnior, L., Moreira, J. C., Pasquali, M. A., Rabie, S., Pires, A. S., Schröder, R., … & Araújo, A. A. (2013). Antinociceptive activity and redox profile of the monoterpenes. ISRN toxicology, 2013.
By: Kathy Sadowski