American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
2019, Vol. 7 Issue 4, Part A
Limonene: Natural monoterpene volatile compounds of potential therapeutic interest
AUTHOR(S): R Soulimani, J Bouayed and Rakesh Kumar Joshi
ABSTRACT:The majorities of essential oils are extracted from aromatic and essential plants and have been used in their natural state for millennia for many applications. They consist of bioactive ingredients (terpenes) known for many biological properties. Their physicochemical characteristics classify them as volatile and fragrant natural organic compounds (FOCs) and play an important role in Plante-Animal communication, in the defense of plants and forests against natural aggressions, but also to fight against drought by contributing rain. It is important to distinguish FOCs from VOCs (volatile organic compounds) synthesized or produced from petrochemical derivatives or from purified natural compounds and have real potential adverse effects. We carried out this review to list the different works carried out on the essential oils rich in one of the most known and used natural compounds (Limonene) in order to highlight its beneficial properties and its possible harmful effects by specifying the various conditions of studies. It is also important to emphasize the difference between volatile organic contaminants (VOCs), which are generally pollutants resulting from human activity or the synthesis or purification of molecules, and fragrant organic compounds (FOCs), whose ratio benefit risk is more in favor of their use with a good control of the recommendations on the doses of use.
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R Soulimani, J Bouayed, Rakesh Kumar Joshi. Limonene: Natural monoterpene volatile compounds of potential therapeutic interest. Am J Essent Oil Nat Prod 2019;7(4):01-10.