Bornyl Acetate – Terpene Profile
Bornyl Acetate is primarily produced from pine tree oils, although it also occurs naturally in other plants including thyme, rosemary and coriander. The terpene’s heavy pine smell has made it popular with industries that appeal to the sense of smell, from fragrances to cleaning solutions. As mirrored images of each other, the d and l forms of the terpene have different molecular structures; l-Bornyl Acetate features a sweeter but more mild flavor and aroma profile than its d twin. Medicinal properties associated with the terpene include anti-infection, anti-inflammatory and relaxation qualities.
Anti inflammatory and analgesic
Studies on the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect of bornyl acetate in volatile oil from Amomum villosum.
Wu, X. , Li, X. , Xiao, F., Zhang, Z., Xu, Z., & Wang, H. (2004)
Relaxing for autonomic nervous system
(-)-Bornyl acetate induces autonomic relaxation and reduces arousal level after visual display terminal work without any influences of task performance in low-dose condition.
Matsubara, E., Fukagawa, M., Okamoto, T., Ohnuki, K., Shimizu, K., & Kondo, R. (2011)
Anti Inflammation in vascular endothelium
Bornyl acetate suppresses ox-LDL-induced attachment of THP-1 monocytes to endothelial cells
Yang, L., Liu, J., Li, Y., & Qi, G. (2018)