Phellandrene is a monoterpene and can be found in turmeric, frankincense, dill, Melissa, Angelica, and some eucalyptus species.
Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, and insoluble in water.
Links to Plants Containing Phellandrene
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.
ANTIOXIDANT / ANTICANCER
- Plants of the Zingiberaceae family and their beta phellandrene constituent demonstrated antioxidant, anti-tumor potential in vitro. From: Usha, T., Pradhan, S., Goyal, A. K., Dhivya, S., Kumar, H. P., Singh, M. K., … & Middha, S. K. (2017). Molecular simulation-based combinatorial modeling and antioxidant activities of zingiberaceae family rhizomes. Pharmacognosy magazine, 13(Suppl 3), S715.
- Sixteen essential oils and forty-two pure constituents were tested against Candida albicans. Origanum vulgare, Satureja montana, Mentha piperita, Cinnamomum verum, and Cymbopogon flexuosus along with the pure constituents of , β-phellandrene, carvacrol, 1-decanol, and trans-cynnamaldehyde. From: Tampieri, M. P., Galuppi, R., Macchioni, F., Carelle, M. S., Falcioni, L., Cioni, P. L., & Morelli, I. (2005). The inhibition of Candida albicans by selected essential oils and their major components. Mycopathologia, 159(3), 339-345.
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