Medicinal benefits of triterpenes

These little-understood molecules have not yet said their last word! 😄

What are triterpenes?

Triterpenes are chemical compounds belonging to the terpene class.

They are found in natural sources, mainly :

  • Plants.
  • Fungi.
  • Resins.

Human beings synthesize a few, such as squalene.

There are over 2000 naturally occurring triterpenes. What’s more, they can undergo chemical modification to give rise to triterpenoids, of which there are also thousands, with their own properties.

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Therapeutic triterpenes and triterpenoids

While some can be toxic, over a hundred have remarkable therapeutic properties, including :

  • Acetoxolone.
  • Bacoside.
  • Arborane.
  • Lanosterol.
  • Squalene.
  • Ganoderic acids.
  • Betulin.
  • Maslinic acid.
  • Lupeol.
  • Ginsenosides.
  • Taraxerol.
  • Araloside A.
  • Gammacerane.
  • Boswellic acids.
  • Ursolic acid.
  • Enoxolone.
  • Corosolic acid.
  • Betulinic acid.
  • Oleanolic acid.
  • Pomolic acid.

And others yet to be discovered.

Where to find them?

I can use my felt sense to know what I need:


Therapeutic benefits

Triterpenes are particularly beneficial to the brain and the heart.

Healing properties

In general, they are renowned for their properties:

  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Antibacterial.
  • Antiviral.
  • Immunostimulant.
  • Hypoglycemic.
  • Antifungal.
  • Immumodulating.
  • Analgesics.
  • Neuroprotective.
  • Restorative.
  • Healing.
  • Antimutagen.

For which diseases?

Triterpenes and triterpenoids have shown promising results in cases of :

  • Cancer.
  • Ulcer.
  • Inflammation.
  • Hepatitis B.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Lupus.
  • Respiratory syncytial virus.
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • Motor neurone diseases.
  • Influenza.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Nephritis.
  • Heart failure.
  • Atherosclerosis.
  • Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.
  • Corticobasal degeneration.
  • Hypertension.
  • Osteoarthritis.


While triterpenes can help improve health, on their own they do not heal.

To stimulate the body’s self-healing process, it’s more efficient to explore the root causes: emotional wounds.

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What are the medicinal benefits of triterpenes?

There are thousands of these molecules, each with its own characteristics. However, a hundred of them stand out for their properties.

Triterpenes have a bright therapeutic future, which is currently underestimated.

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