Pulegone – Terpene Profile
Pulegone is a monoterpene that is produced in plants such as peppermint and spearmint and is found in the essential oils of pennyroyal and blackcurrant. The terpene’s cooling notes of peppermint and spearmint have made it a common dessert additive. With a bracing aromatic profile of peppermint and camphor, Pulegone is a frequent ingredient in toothpaste as well as fragrances. Pulegone is mucolytic and can help ease congestion and mild respiratory complaints. Other documented medicinal benefits of Pulegone include calming gastrointestinal distress, preventing ulcers and easing menstrual pain.