Happy Terpene Tuesday!
Today’s Terpene: Borneol
What is Borneol found in?
Ginger, Rosemary, Camphor, Thyme, Mint, Sunflowers, Artemisia
What does Borneol smell like?
Herbal Balsam, Camphor, Mint/menthol, Earthy, Spicy
What strains are pre-dominantly Borneol heavy?
OG Kush, Amnesia Haze, Silver Haze, K-13, Golden Haze
What effects/benefits does Borneol offer?
As we move through the cannabis terpenes there are a lot of secondary terpenes in comparison to the more dominant terpene such as Limonene and Myrcene. There are more supportive terpenes that work synergistically together than dominant terpenes that usually test in higher amounts than the others. Borneol is one of those important secondary terpenes because Borneol helps support the cannabis plant in more ways than just the Entourage Effect. Borneol helps the plant repel insects and parasites and helps maintain the necessary growth cycle needed to produce quality cannabis flower.
As far as medicinal effects and benefits Borneol has been used in traditional medicine treatments for respiratory illnesses like coughs and colds. It has also been used to improve blood circulation and helps to lower fevers. Borneol can be also be helpful as a digestive aid, can help play a role in preventing strokes by helping reduce heart disease and can be extremely helpful to inflammation related ailments. It has also been used as a beneficial topical pain reliever that can help numb pain when applied to the skin.
Another beneficial property of Borneol is its ability to induce relaxation and to decrease stress and anxiety. Producing happy and uplifting effects that can help bring on bouts of energy and euphoria. Very helpful for those with mental health ailments, anxiety disorders, and those that suffer from various levels of depression.
There is also a study that has been looking at Borneol’s ability as an inhibitor of herpes simplex virus type 1. As well as its success as an anticoagulant for stroke patients, which means that it can help inhibit the coagulation or the solidifying of blood. And can even aid in the death of cancer cells. In addition, Borneol also has antioxidant properties as well as analgesic, neuroprotective and anesthetic properties.