If you’ve ever felt sharper and refreshed after a walk through the woods, you might have benefited from Pinene! This terpene is packed full of health benefits and can be used in lots of different ways.
Alpha-pinene occurs in the essential oils derived from plants like rosemary, eucalyptus, and orange peel but is most common in conifer trees like pine trees.
Alpha-Pinene and Beta-Pinene have chemical structures that mirror each other, also known as enantiomers.
Some of the potential health benefits include its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial properties, memory boosting, and gastroprotective properties.
Alpha-pinene is active as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, meaning it reduces acetylcholinesterase activity to boost your memory. Many drugs used to treat dementia are cholinesterase inhibitors. This feature could counteract short-term memory deficits induced by compound-related intoxication.