Preclinical research has shown pinene to be therapeutic in the following diseases:
- Anti-hypernociceptive (Quintão et al., 2010)
- Mosquito larvicidal (Govindarajan et al., 2016a)(Govindarajan et al., 2016b)
Govindarajan, M., Rajeswary, M., and Benelli, G. (2016a). Chemical composition, toxicity and non-target effects of Pinus kesiya essential oil: An eco-friendly and novel larvicide against Malaria, dengue and lymphatic filariasis mosquito vectors. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 129, 85–90.
Govindarajan, M., Rajeswary, M., Hoti, S.L., Bhattacharyya, A., and Benelli, G. (2016b). Eugenol, α-pinene and β-caryophyllene from Plectranthus barbatus essential oil as eco-friendly larvicides against Malaria, dengue and Japanese encephalitis mosquito vectors. Parasitol. Res. 115, 807–815.
Quintão, N.L., da Silva, G.F., Antonialli, C.S., Rocha, L.W., Cechinel Filho, V., and Cicció, J.F. (2010). Chemical composition and evaluation of the anti-hypernociceptive effect of the essential oil extracted from the leaves of Ugni myricoides on inflammatory and neuropathic models of pain in mice. Planta Med. 76, 1411–1418.