Pycnanthemum torreyi Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Torrey's mountain-mint
Pycnanthemum torreyi

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Pycnanthemum torreyi Pycnanthemum torreyi Pycnanthemum torreyi

Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Massachusetts, New Hampshire , New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois , Missouri
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maryland, Virginia

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
AChE-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Acaricide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
Allelochemic
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Allelopathic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Camphene found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Allergenic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
Analgesic
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Anesthetic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Anthelmintic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Antiacetylcholinesterase
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Isomenthone found in Shoot (310 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Piperitenone found in Shoot (62 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Antiacne
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Antiadenomic
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Antiallergic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Piperitone found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Antibacillary
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Antibacterial
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Sabinene found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Antibronchitic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Anticancer
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Anticariogenic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Anticatarrh
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Anticholinesterase
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Antiedemic
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Antiescherichic
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Antiesophagitic
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Antifatigue
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Antifeedant
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Antiflu
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Antihalitosic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Antihelicobacter
Sabinene found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Antilaryngitic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Antileishmanic
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Antilisteria
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Antilithic
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
Antinitrosaminic
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
Antinociceptive
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
Antiobesity
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Antionychyotic
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Antioxidant
Camphene found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Isomenthone found in Shoot (310 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
Antipharyngitic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Antiplaque
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Antipyretic
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Antiradicular
Isomenthone found in Shoot (310 ppm)
Antirheumatalgic
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Antirheumatic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Antirhinitic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Antisalmonella
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Antiseptic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Sabinene found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Antisinusitic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Antispasmodic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
Antistaphylococcic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Antistreptococcic
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Antitumor
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Antitussive
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Antiulcer
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Sabinene found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Antiviral
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Apoptotic
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Avifuge
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Bronchoprotectant
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
CNS-Stimulant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Candidicide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Candidistat
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Carcinogenic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Cerebrotoxic
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
Choleretic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Cholesterolytic
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Coleoptophile
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Convulsant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Counterirritant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Culicide
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Cytochrome-P450-Inducer
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Decongestant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Degranulant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Dentifrice
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Detoxicant
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Edemagenic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Encephalopathic
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Enterocontractant
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Expectorant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Camphene found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
FLavor
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Camphene found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Piperitone found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Fungicide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Fungiphilic
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Fungistat
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
GST-Inducer
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Gastroprotective
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Glutathionalytic
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Hallucinogenic
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Hepatotonic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Herbicide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Piperitone found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Histaminic
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Hypotensive
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Hypothermic
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Inflammatory
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Insecticide
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Insectifuge
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Camphene found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Piperitone found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Insectiphile
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Interleukin-6-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Irritant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Larvicide
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Laxative
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Lipolytic
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Mosquitocide
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Mutagenic
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Myorelaxant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
NO-Genic
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Nematicide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Nephrotoxic
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Neurotoxic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Ozone-Scavenger
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
P450-2B1-Inhibitor
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
P450-Inducer
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Pediculicide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Perfume
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Perfumery
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
Piperitenone found in Shoot (62 ppm)
Piperitone found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Sabinene found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Peristaltic
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Pesticide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Camphene found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Germacrene-d found in Shoot (90 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Myrcene found in Shoot (90 ppm)
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Piperitone found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Pheromone
Germacrene-d found in Shoot (90 ppm)
Photosensitizer
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Psychoactive
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
Pulifuge
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Pulmonotoxic
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Rubefacient
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Secretogogue
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Sedative
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (820 ppm)
Spasmogenic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Camphene found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Surfactant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Termitifuge
Caryophyllene found in Shoot (140 ppm)
Testosterone-Hydroxylase-Inducer
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Toxic
Piperitenone found in Shoot (62 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Transdermal
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (60 ppm)
Trichomonicide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (10 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (8100 ppm)
P-cymene found in Shoot (30 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
1,8-cineole Shoot 10
1-octen-3-ol Shoot 70
Alpha-pinene Shoot 20
Beta-pinene Shoot 20
Camphene Shoot 10
Caryophyllene Shoot 140
Cis-isopulegone Shoot 20
Eo Shoot 10,000
Germacrene-d Shoot 90
Isomenthone Shoot 310
Limonene Shoot 60
Linalol Shoot 10
Menthone Shoot 8,100
Myrcene Shoot 90
P-cymene Shoot 30
Piperitenone Shoot 40 62
Piperitone Shoot 30
Pulegone Shoot 820
Sabinene Shoot 10
Trans-isopulegone Shoot 70
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]