Orange and Lemon Therapeutic Grade essential oils contains approximately 59-73% and 85-96% d-limonene respectively and limonene is a monoterpene (MT).
They have been shown to be chemopreventive against mammary, liver, lung, UV-induced skin cancer and chemotherapeutic against both experimental mammary and pancreatic tumours.
Studies have shown that limonene and monoterpenes specifically, have anti-cancer effects. Limonene increase the levels of liver enzymes involved in detoxifying carcinogens, increase cell redifferentiation, induce apoptosis and inhibit the isoprenylation of the cellular products of oncogenes.
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