Terpenes Are Essential for the Entire Circle of Natural Life
Terpenes play a critical role in the plant world, in the insect world, in the animal world and by extension in the human world. In the world of flowers and green leafy foliage, many plants produce terpenes to attract specific insects for pollination. Terpenes can also repel hungry animals and discourage such predators from eating them. Harmless to the environment, terpenes can replace toxic insecticides to trap damaging insects like dark beetles. Finally, terpenes play an important role as signaling compounds and growth regulators for plant metabolism.