What is Alpha-Pinene?
Alpha-pinene is a terpene, the scientific term of chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants and trees.
Alpha-pinene is typically found in pine trees. Rosemary, frankincense, sage and eucalyptus all contain Alpha-pinene too, though – as do the peels of citrus fruits, especially oranges.
Some benefits of Alpha-Pinene
Important Notice! We need to apply some caveats here; baijiu remains an alcoholic beverage. A strong one, with high alcohol content. This means that it must be consumed responsibly and is NO SUBSTITUTE for medication or the advice of a healthcare professional.
All the same, science has uncovered some benefits for Alpha-pinene.
The perks of this terpene include:
Calming and Reducing Anxiety
Alpha-pinene has natural anti-anxiety properties comparable to Diazepam, aka Valium.
Alpha-pinene is a natural bronchodilator. This means that it organically opens up the airways.
Alpha-pinene is a natural anti-inflammatory. Similarly, this ingredient has been used to combat the impact of acute pancreatitis – another seriously inflammatory concern.
MSRA is particularly harmful as it proves resistant to many traditional antibacterial medications and remedies. Alpha-pinene has been shown to kill the bacteria connected to this condition within six hours.
Alpha-pinene gives the brain a boost. The consumption of this terpene inhibits production of acetylcholinesterase. This is believed to improve memory and concentration.
What Else is Alpha-Pinene Used for?
Perhaps the most commonplace use of Alpha-pinene outside of consumption is in scented candles and room diffusers. The pine aroma of this ingredient is hugely appealing in these luxury products.
Alpha-Pinene is often used as a base ingredient, with essential oils added to create a blended perfume.
Science provides the answers
The nine ingredients used in the V.I.P Jiu 8 recepie were selected by the Kangxi Emperor to be used in a jiu tonic. From studying Kangxi’s own writings and the writings of others it was clear he was a notable herbalist and a passionate scholar of both Chinese and Western medicine.
In order to validate Kangxi’s knowledge with unquestionable and measurable evidence we asked a team of scientists to analyze V.I.P Jiu 8.
We ensured the laboratory was a registered member of UKAS – The United Kingdom Accreditation Service that is recognised by the UK government when comparing products to internationally agreed standards.
Further Reading: A full report and a list of beneficial compounds found in V.I.P Jiu 8 – V.I.P Jiu 8 – The Restorative Baijiu