D-fenchone and L-Fenchone are the two enantiomers that make up the monoterpene Fenchone. D-Fenchone is found in the essential oils of Russian anise and fennel, as well as in thyme and licorice. L-Fenchone is derived from fennel and wormwood. Both the D and L forms of Fenchone have bracing flavors of citrus and camphor that are used to season beverages and desserts. D/L Fenchone’s pervasive scents of mint and pine are in widespread use in soaps and shampoos, perfumes and cosmetics. The therapeutic benefits of Fenchone include the alleviation of skin contusions and the treatment of bacterial-diseases and fungal infections.
Antinociceptive activity of alpha-pinene and fenchone
Effects of Foeniculum vulgare essential oil compounds, fenchone and limonene, on experimental wound healing.