Terpenes are potent compounds found in nature, acting as the building blocks of many plant-based smells and flavors. These compounds have become the subject of scientific and medical research as they can have positive effects on one’s health.
As a result of these findings, studies continue to explore the use of these terpenes in medicine and other treatments. Many wellness products are infused with terpenes, allowing users to take advantage of these effects. But what can terpenes really do for your health?
Current research has shown that the potential benefits of terpenes include antibacterial and antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, antiviral, and anti-depressant. Various studies have chosen to focus their research on specific types of terpenes to determine their effectiveness against these conditions.
While research is still in its infancy, these compounds show much promise in providing medical benefits. It may take a while to fully understand how well terpenes work as treatments, but it is a step in the right direction.
Learn more about the various types of terpenes and their possible benefits from the infographic below.
Infographic Source: https://www.medicalterpenes.com/potential-benefits-of-terpenes/