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Terpene Tuesday: Bergamotene

Terpene Tuesday: Bergamotene

Posted by Susan Lyn, RN on 18th May 2021

TERPENE: Bergamotene (berg-uh-muh-teen), alpha-bergamotene and beta-bergamotene.

Sturdy black pepper scent that aids in the defense of plants against predators. It is an aroma element of several species of the bergamont and orchid family members.

FOUND IN: Cotton seeds, carrots and limes

AROMA/FLAVOR: Ground black pepper


  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant 
  • Anti-tumor 


  • Chronic pain
  • Aids in stopping tumor growth

CULTIVARS (strains):

  • Research has not identified strains high in bergamotene at this time
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