Terpenoids. You need them.

Plants Containing the Most Terpenoids

Terpenoids are found in many living organisms throughout nature, especially plants, fungi and marine animals.19 If you want to increase your intake of these beneficial compounds via your diet, eating more whole plant foods is an excellent way to start. By eating a wide variety, you can be sure you’re consuming a variety of different terpenoids. For example, a list of dietary terpenoids being evaluated for anticancer activity, and their dietary sources, was published in the journal Frontiers in Bioscience:20

  • Monoterpenes: Lemons, oranges, grapefruit, caraway, bergamot, peppermint, spearmint, dill, tomatoes
  • Diterpenes: Carrots, spinach, pumpkin, broccoli, mango, papaya, cherries, tomatoes, oranges, cabbage, watermelon, lettuce
  • Triterpenoids: Olives, mangos, strawberries, grapes, figs
  • Terpenoid chromanols: Almonds, walnuts
  • Carotenoids: Tomatoes, oranges, carrots, peas, sprouts, greens

In addition, thyme and coriander seed oil, which contains up to 70 percent linalool (a terpenoid), are also good sources, as are mushrooms and chamomile. Black seed oil, which is rich in the terpenoid thymoquinone, is another excellent option. Thymoquinone is known to have anticancer effects.21 Research published in Drug Discovery Today concluded thymoquinone has a long history of battling cancer in vitro and in vivo (in “test tube” experiments and animal studies), and modulates 9 of the 10 hallmarks of cancer.22


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