borneol

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borneol

A bicyclic organic compound obtained by reduction from the camphor tree (Dryobalanops camphora) of Borneo and Sumatra, which irritates mucocutaneous surfaces. Borneol is used in chemical reactions, is a natural insect repellant and used in traditional Chinese medicine as moxa.
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Antiviral properties of isoborneol, a potent inhibitor of herpes simplex virus type 1.
The naturally occurring algae developed due to an increase in hot weather over the summer and is known as is known as methyl isoborneol (MIB).
Isoborneol, borneol and cadinene demonstrated antiseptic properties, combined with the ability of juniper oil to stimulate kidney activity contributes to its use as a mild diuretic and as a hypotensive agent (Brandies 1996, Jean Valnet 1982, and Marcel 1990).
The effect of temperature and solvent effect on the optical properties of isoborneol and its enantiomer has previously been studied by our group under different conditions.
88% of the total essential oil of the (OO) aerial parts and included: [alpha]-terpinene, myrcene, pcymene, isoborneol, terpinene-4-ol, [beta]-caryophyllene and [beta]-bisabolene (listed in order of elution).