Limonene or D-limonene has a citrus odor and bitter taste. You can find this in fruits like oranges and lemons along with other plants. It provides anti-fungal, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, anti-tumor properties. It is commonly used to treat gastric reflux and provides itself as an immunostimulant. Limonene has many functions including helping with absorption of other terpenoids and chemicals through the skin, mucous membranes and digestion.
Phytol can be found in most vegetables since most organisms are dependent on photosynthesis by use of chlorophyll. Phytol is a carbon side-chain of a chlorophyll molecule. When this molecule breaks down it produces two parts, the part we will focus on is Phytol which is an oily diterpene. Phytol helps with the synthesis of vitamin E and K. Phytol produces antioxidant properties.
Linalool is also known as B-linalool, licareol, and linalyl alcohol. Linalool can be found in common herbs and plants such as the lavender genesis, citrus, laurels, birch, coriander, and rosewood. It produces a “pleasant floral odor.” Linalool along with cannabis has been used throughout the history of herbal or apothecary medicine. It helps as a; sleep aid, treatment of both psychosis and anxiety, an antiepileptic agent, relief from pain and is an analgesic.
a-Pinene produces a pine-like aroma and can be found in conifer trees, orange peels along with other plants. It is used to treat asthma and reduce inflammation. It reacts with other terpenes and reacts physiologically within plants, animals and our environment.