Terpene Tuesday: Eucalyptol

Happy Terpene Tuesday!

Today’s Terpene: Eucalyptol

Pronunciation: yoo·kuh·lip·taal

What is Eucalyptol found in?

Most abundant in Eucalyptus tree, Cardamom, Rosemary, Sage, Bay leaves, Sweet basil, Camphor tree

What does Eucalyptol smell like?

Minty, fresh, cooling

What strains are pre-dominantly Eucalyptol heavy?

 Dutch Treat, Girl Scout Cookies, Super Silver Haze, London Pound Cake, GMO Cookies, Ace of Spades

What effects/benefits does Eucalyptol offer?

Also known as Cineol, Eucalyptol is a versatile terpene that has been used and is present in a wide range of applications. This includes herbal medicine, spa treatments and products, balms and lotions, western medicine, aromatherapy, cannabis and more.

So what are some benefits that Eucalyptol can offer? Well Eucalyptol possesses strong effects on respiratory function as it is a bronchodilator and has the ability to open airways as well as help prompt the release of phlegm. This means it can be helpful to Asthma and other respiratory afflictions. It has been used to treat cold and sinus congestion and infections, can act as a cough suppressant, and has been said to decrease blood pressure. Eucalyptol also helps kill bacteria and fungi and can be helpful to a lot of health ailments such as allergies, pneumonia, meningitis, and other lung and breathing related problems.

Eucalyptol also possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and neuro-protective benefits in addition to its usefulness and ability to open airways. It can be very beneficial to inflammation causing pain, pancreatitis and more. In terms of neuro-protective benefits, Eucalyptol can help enhance memory and boost and improve cognitive function for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Eucalyptol also can enhance memory in connection to learning specifically. Aiding in improved cognition and easing symptoms linked to both Alzheimers and Dementia.  Eucalyptol can also act as a mood enhancer, can boost cognitive energy, this aiding in depression. 

Eucalyptol can be helpful to any inflammatory ailments, memory functionality, anxiety and depression, mood and mental health disorders, respiratory afflictions, cold and sinus ailments and more!

Resources

https://www.leafly.com/learn/cannabis-glossary/eucalyptol#:~:text=Eucalyptol%2C%20sometimes%20referred%20to%20as,described%20as%20minty%20and%20cooling.

https://finestlabs.com/eucalyptol-terpene/

https://www.royalqueenseeds.com/blog-cineol-eucalyptol-a-terpene-with-strong-medicinal-potential-n811

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