One of the two isomers of pinene is β-Pinene. It is one of the most abundant compounds released by forest trees, especially pine trees. Furthermore, it can be efficiently absorbed through the skin, lungs and digestive system. This monoterpene is known for its antibacterial effects as well as antidepressant-like and sedative-like activity on mice.
Antidepressant activity of Litsea glaucescens essential oil: identification of β-pinene and linalool as active principles.