Alpha Pinene, or α-Pinene terpenes is the most heavily researched of all the terpenes. Potent bronchodilator, antiseptic and memory-enhancer. From the essential oil of eucalyptus, rosemary, citrus, sage as well as a variety of coniferous trees like the European and North American pine trees. One of two isomers of pinene, it is an organic compound of the Cyclic Monoterpene class.
An Excellent Anti-Inflammatory Found in Nature
ALPHA PINENE Terpenes is a monoterpene commonly found in turpentine extracted from pine trees. A monoterpene is an organic compound found in many plants. Terpenes are a natural defense mechanism produced by plants to ward of predators including viruses and bacteria. Terpenes are produced in special secretory cells within the trichomes of the plant, in the nearly microscopic resinous stalks that cover the flowers and sometimes in leaves. Not only do terpenes provide health benefits to the plants that produce them, terpenes have also been shown to provide health benefits to humans as well. ALPHA PINENE Terpene may help provide therapeutic relief. Another terpene and relative of Alpha-Pine are cannabanoids, which are also considered a monoterpene. Terpenes are powerful building blocks within the plant that assist in the production of hormones, color, vitamins, resins and cannabanoids.
What is ALPHA-PINENE?
ALPHA-PINENE can be found in pine resin. It has a unique, strong odor that smells just like pine trees. It is also found in the resins of many other plants. Other plants it can be found in are: rosemary, sagebrush, turpentine, camphorweed, and even orange peels. Pinene is the most common terpene found in the plant world.
There are two forms of pinene found in nature: α-pinene and β-pinene, both forms are important components of pine resin; they are also found in the resins of many other conifers, and are found in a variety of other plants. Both α-pinene and β-pinene are also used by many insects in their chemical communication system.
What is the difference between alpha-pinene and beta-pinene?
The two types of pinene are alpha and beta. The alpha variety smells more like pine needles, and the beta type smells more like an herb scent, such as rosemary.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are aromatic compounds that are found in thousands of plant and citrus species and are responsible for the various flavors and fragrances. Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants, particularly conifers.
Health Benefits of ALPHA-PINENE
There have been a numerous amount of studies done on the health benefits and healing potential of pinene, due to its pleasant aroma.
Pinene has the unique ability to cross the blood-brain barrier. It is then able to interact with existing neurotransmitters, and can aid in better memory function.
Pinene, along with all other terpenes, interact and cooperate with one another. This interaction also occurs with the cannabinoid terpene, to help provide medicinal assistance for those suffering from various diseases.
The two types of pinene are alpha and beta. The alpha variety smells more like pine needles, and the beta type smells more like a herb scent, such as rosemary. Pinene is also closely related to LIMONENE and MYRCENE, two other excellent terpenes that have a variety of health giving benefits.
Each terpene is unique and can produce different effects. These unique characteristics may contribute to various health benefits. Some of the potential unique benefits of Pinene include:
Broad Spectrum Antibiotic Properties
- Helps counter short-term memory loss
- Increased Mental focus and energy
- Reduces overactive oily skin
- Assists with Rheumatism
- Aids Asthma and other Respiratory ailments
- Reduce size of Cancerous Tumors
All throughout history, people stripped the bark and punctured the trunks of pine trees in order to collect drops of resin. This resin is rich in Alpha and Beta Pinenes and was used for a variety of home remedies.
In ancient times, drops of the resin were collected from the bark of the trees to treat a variety of ailments, including respiratory illnesses, especially the ones that lead to congestion of the airway, and as a microbial slave to help heal parasitic infections.
ALPHA-PINENE Terpenes is very unique. It has the ability to cross the blood brain barrier, and can react synergistically with other terpenes to help produce a wide range of health giving benefits. ALPHA-PINENE is a terpene produced naturally in a variety of plants and helps make up the defense system. There are two types of pinene: alpha and beta.. The ALPHA-PINENE Terpenes is what gives the evergreen its unique and distinct scent. Pinene can interact with other terpenes, including cannabanoids to help produce positive effects including enhanced memory and mental focus.
Our Alpha Pinene is 100% concentrate, please use with caution. Always dilute 3%-5% of total volume used.