Camphene is a terpene typically found in certain vegetables, fruits, and herbs, including carrots, pepper, dill, fennel, nutmeg, thyme, etc. It is commonly used in fragrances and food flavor additive due to its minty and citrus characteristic and spicy notes. When applied, this terpene causes a cooling sensation. It is recognized primarily for its therapeutic properties, including anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antioxidant, analgesic, and antifungal effects. Camphene is proven for its ability to fight infections while reducing inflammation and stress. 

Medicinal qualities:

Reduces hyperlipidemia

Camphene, a Plant-Derived Monoterpene, Reduces Plasma Cholesterol and Triglycerides in Hyperlipidemic Rats Independently of HMG-CoA Reductase Activity

Vallianou, I., Peroulis, N., Pantazis, P., & Hadzopoulou-Cladaras, M. (2011)



Nutmeg Oil and Camphene as Inhaled Expectorants

Boyd, E. M., & Sheppard, P. (1970)



Plant-derived antioxidants – Geraniol and camphene protect rat alveolar macrophages against t-BHP induced oxidative stress.

Tiwari, M., & Kakkar, P. (2009)



Antinociceptive Activity and Redox Profile of the Monoterpenes (+)-Camphene, p-Cymene, and Geranyl Acetate in Experimental Models

Quintans-Júnior, L., Moreira, J. C. F., Pasquali, M. A. B., Rabie, S. M. S., Pires, A. S., Schröder, R., Rabelo, T. K., Santos, J. P. A., Lima, P. S. S., Cavalcanti, S. C. H., Araújo, A. A. S., Quintans, J. S. S., & Gelain, D. P. (2013)



Effects of a Thiosemicarbazide Camphene Derivative on Trichophyton mentagrophytes.

Yamaguchi, M. U., Barbosa da Silva, A. P., Ueda-Nakamura, T., Dias Filho, B. P., Conceição da Silva, C., & Nakamura, C. V. (2009)

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