Understanding the power of terpenes and the hundreds of years they have been used to help with everything from pain, anxiety, depression, and even creativity. With this knowledge we have developed Botanacine, as means of preventative care by harnessing the power of botanicals to promote holistic health and wellness.
Essential oils are captivating not only for their delightful aromas but also for their complex composition, which often includes a variety of terpenes. Terpenes are organic compounds found in plants, contributing to their distinct scents and flavors. In fact, essential oils are typically made up of a combination of approximately 16 terpenes, each playing a role in creating the unique aroma of the oil.
Terpenes in essential oils are responsible for their therapeutic properties as well. Different terpenes have been associated with various health benefits, such as relaxation, stress relief, improved focus, and mood enhancement. The specific combination and concentration of terpenes in an essential oil determine its aromatic profile and potential effects.
Through meticulous extraction methods like steam distillation or cold pressing, essential oil manufacturers carefully capture these terpenes, preserving their natural properties. The resulting oils offer not only captivating scents but also potential benefits for well-being and natural health.
At Botanacine, we appreciate the intricate composition of essential oils and recognize the significance of terpenes in creating their alluring aromas. Our products are crafted with a deep understanding of the diverse range of terpenes found in botanicals, ensuring that you experience the full sensory delight and potential therapeutic effects of these natural compounds.
Explore our collection of essential oil-based products and indulge in the enchanting aromas that terpenes bring. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature’s fragrances and discover the transformative power they hold for your well-being.
Also found in: Pine Needles, Rosemary, Basil, Parsley, Dill
SPICY – WOODY – CLOVES
Also found in: Black Pepper, Oregano, Cloves, Cinnamon
Caryophyllene can play an important role in reducing pain, preventing seizures, and even decreasing plaque buildup in the arteries.
There are numerous inflammatory diseases that affect the digestive tract when given treatment with caryophyllene it showed to have helped by decreasing inflammation in the colon.
SWEET – EARTHY – PINEY
Also found in: Rosemary, Basil, Bell Pepper, Cedar, Turpentine
The effects are deeply introspective and motivational and can be great for fighting fatigue as well as chronic pain, stress and even appetite loss. Three carene may be an effective contributor towards combating fibromyalgia, arthritis, and osteoporosis, in addition to possibly promoting memory retention and mental sharpness.
Three carene may hold promise battling acute inflammation and has shown properties that promote bone health.
Also found in: Lavender
Also known to carry anti-anxiety, alangesic and anti-inflammatory properties, linalool can also aid with insomnia due to its sedative nature. Linalool has a calming effect on the body and mind, acting as a potent muscle relaxer and possible anti-depressant and anti-psychotic. Linalool vapors have been shown to reduce levels of anxiety and depression-like behaviors.
Perhaps the most exciting therapeutic use for linalool is its emerging potential as a novel Alzheimer’s disease treatment. Linalool reversed many of the behavioral and cognitive impairments associated with the disease. Further, it reduced the number of brain plaques and cellular tangles that contribute to brain degeneration.
PINE – FLORAL – HERBAL
Also found in: Lilacs, Pine Trees, Lime Blossoms, Eucalyptus Sap
For patients with severe dysfuctional pain and inflammation, terpineol can provide therapeutic effects to reduce the severity and consistency of flare-ups.
Terpineol was found to inhibit tumor cell growth, especially in small cell lung carcinoma cells. Studies show this terpene is able to help manage pain and inflammation, reduce the frequency and intensity of seizures, act as a gastroprotective, and kill bacteria.
EUCALYPTUS – MINTY – EARTHY
Also found in: Eucalyptus Trees, Mint, Sage, Tea Tree
Researchers have known for nearly 20 years that eucalyptol has the potential to fight pain by acting as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Since then, studies have suggested the terpene’s effectiveness in combating sinus and colon inflammation. In a roughly similar fashion as tea tree oil – eucalyptol exhibits powerful anti-bacterial effects, having shown itself effective against E. coli, Enterobacter, and Staphylococcus.
Perhaps the most profound aspect is the molecule’s anti-cancer action. A 2002 study published within Oncology Reports details an investigation in which it was administered to human leukemia cell lines. The researchers found that eucalyptol suppressed the growth of the leukemia cell lines due to inducing apoptosis.
LEMONS – CITRUS
Also found in: Citrus peels, Mint, Rosemary, Juniper
Limonene has a strong citrus smell, and is known for its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Research suggests that limonene also works as a anti-carcinogenic and that it may help preventing the growth of tumors.
This terpene can effortlessly enter the blood-brain barrier. It is understood to help increase mental focus and attention, as well as benefiting our general well being. There is anecdotal evidence that it is beneficial for sexual health. Some products on the market today use limonene to treat depression and anxiety. It is a natural insect repellent, one of the aromatic terpenes plants use as a natural defense from insects and other predators.