Camphene – Terpene Profile
Camphene is a terpene typically found in certain vegetables, fruits and herbs including carrots, pepper, dill, fennel, nutmeg, thyme and more. This monterpene occurs most prominently in indica strains of cannabis. It is commonly used in fragrances and food flavor additive due to its minty and citrus characteristic and spicy notes. When applied, this terpene causes a cooling sensation. It is recognized primarily for its therapeutic properties which include anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antioxidant, analgesic, and antifungal effects. Camphene is proven for its ability to fight infections while reducing inflammation and stress.
Camphene, a Plant-Derived Monoterpene, Reduces Plasma Cholesterol and Triglycerides in Hyperlipidemic Rats Independently of HMG-CoA Reductase Activity
Vallianou, I., Peroulis, N., Pantazis, P., & Hadzopoulou-Cladaras, M. (2011)
Nutmeg Oil and Camphene as Inhaled Expectorants
Boyd, E. M., & Sheppard, P. (1970)
Plant derived antioxidants – Geraniol and camphene protect rat alveolar macrophages against t-BHP induced oxidative stress.
Tiwari, M., & Kakkar, P. (2009)
Antinociceptive Activity and Redox Profile of the Monoterpenes (+)-Camphene, p-Cymene, and Geranyl Acetate in Experimental Models
Quintans-Júnior, L., Moreira, J. C. F., Pasquali, M. A. B., Rabie, S. M. S., Pires, A. S., Schröder, R., Rabelo, T. K., Santos, J. P. A., Lima, P. S. S., Cavalcanti, S. C. H., Araújo, A. A. S., Quintans, J. S. S., & Gelain, D. P. (2013)
Effects of a Thiosemicarbazide Camphene Derivative on Trichophyton mentagrophytes.
Yamaguchi, M. U., Barbosa da Silva, A. P., Ueda-Nakamura, T., Dias Filho, B. P., Conceição da Silva, C., & Nakamura, C. V. (2009)