Antitumor activity of monoterpenes
found in essential oils.
An overview of the pharmacological properties and potential applications of natural monoterpenes
. Mini Rev Med Chem 2014;14:1156-68.
Carvone is a monocyclic ketone also belonging to the monoterpene
class for which fungistatic activity against Fusarium solani and Fusarium sulphureum and bacteriostatic activity against Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactococcus lactis and Escherichia coli has been reported .
Mconnell, The crystal structure of the monoterpene
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The measured deposition rates include compounds whose deposition had not previously been quantified (e.g., hydroxymethyl hydroperoxide, peroxyacetic acid, monoterpene
nitrooxy hydroperoxide, and hydrogen cyanide).
Antioxidant activity of monoterpene
and monoterpenoids present in studied oils has been reported by many researchers.
When grouping the components into different terpenoid types, there were found eight monoterpenes
hydrocarbons (MH), 17 oxygenated monoterpenes
(MO), 11 sesquiterpene hydrocarbons (SH), five oxygenated sesquiterpenes (SO), and one oxygenated diterpenes (DO).
The other differences were showed in Figure 1, the content of aldehydes (12.6%) in Xu's paper was higher than that of terpenoids (6.2%), and the monoterpenes
only accounted for a minor proportion (0.8%).
No significant (p > 0.05) correlation was observed among sensory data with sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes
, and monoterpenoids.
Dill also contains monoterpenes
, which help support antioxidant activity, protecting the body against damaging free radicals (Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy, 2004).
Species of this genus are known to show monoterpenes
and sesquiterpenes, such as limonene and apinene [14,15].
It has monoterpenes
with antibacterial and antifungal potential, especially against Gram-positive bacteria .