3-Carene – Terpene Profile
A bicyclic monoterpene, 3-Carene is found in the essential oils of basil, fennel, kumquat and lime. Thanks to its sweet and citrusy scent, 3-Carene is often included in soaps, creams, and perfumes. The monoterpene’s piney, citrusy taste is used across the food and beverage industry to augment savory and sweet tastes. Early testing in guinea pigs has shown that 3-Carene may be beneficial to humans that are suffering from advanced respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, while other studies have shown 3-Carene to be effective against inflammation and fungal infections as well.
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