A monocyclic monoterpenoid that forms a minor constituent of the cannabis compound. You can find high concentrations of pulegone in rosemary. Rosemary has properties that enable it to break down acetylcholine in the brain, thereby facilitating communication between nerve cells. This will help reduces stress.
As an ethnopharmacology study revealed, the use of pulegone can serve as a sedative and also reduce fever. Pulegone can also be administered to lessen adverse effects of associated THC including the side effects of short-term memory loss.
Pulegone is pleasant to the nose. It has a sweet peppermint aroma. It is also considered to be an effective insecticide.
Natural Sources of Pulegone
Pulegone is an organic compound that is readily obtained in nature. It occurs naturally in many kinds of plants, including but not limited to Mentha piperita, Pennyroyal and Nepeta cataria. Although it is a liquid, it has an oily consistency that makes it clear and colorless. It has a sweet, pleasant smell. The smell readily reminds one of peppermint, camphor, or pennyroyal. Due to its wonderful smell, it is a regular component in aromatherapy where it is used as a flavoring agent in food. It is also found in perfume and essential oils.
Pulegone can also serve as an effective insecticide. In fact, of the three most powerful poisons that occur naturally in several mint species, the Pulegone-based insecticide is the strongest. However, its toxicity has been reported in rats especially when it is consumed in large doses.
If you plan to eat it, there is no problem. It has been discovered that the toxic chemical elements in Pulegone can be removed if it is subjected to high temperatures. So before you begin to eat it, you need to make sure it has been heated. You can either heat it through oven drying or by thorough cooking before consumption.
This is a chemical compound with two isomers. These structural isomers are alpha-pinene and beta-pinene. These isomers are important constituents of the pine resin. They can be found in coniferous plants, as well as non-conifers such as sagebrush and camphorweed. The two isomers make up a major component of turpentine.