One of the two isomers of pinene is β-Pinene. It is one of the most abundant compounds released by forest trees, mostly 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.

Found in Pine

Medicinal qualities:


  • Antidepressant activity of Litsea glaucescens essential oil: identification of β-pinene and linalool as active principles.

Guzmán-Gutiérrez, S. L., Gómez-Cansino, R., García-Zebadúa, J. C., Jiménez-Pérez, N. C., & Reyes-Chilpa, R. (2012)



  • Antibacterial Activity and Anticancer Activity of Rosmarinus officinalis L. Essential Oil Compared to That of Its Main Components.

Wang, W., Li, N., Luo, M., Zu, Y., & Efferth, T. (2012)


  • Screening of Some Essential Oil Constituents as Potential Inhibitors of the ATP Synthase of Escherichia coli.

Issa, D., Najjar, A., Greige-Gerges, H., & Nehme, H. (2019)

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