What is Terpineol?

   March marks the beginning of spring! In honor of all of the fresh blooms to come, the wonderfully floral terpineol is our terpene of the month! Terpineol can be found in over 150 different plants, including cannabis, lilacs, lime, eucalyptus, and pine trees, and has been used as a natural remedy for centuries. Traditional European medicine practitioners would use lime blossom to treat colds, coughs, and flu. In cannabis, terpineol is typically in Sativa dominant strains and is often found with its pal pinene; Jack Herer, White Widow, GSC, and OG Kush are all strains typically high in terpineol.

  Terpineol can be identified by its pleasing lilac or lime aroma making it commonly used in soaps, lotions, and perfumes. In addition to its flowery scent, terpineol is often used in topicals because of its ability to increase skin penetration and act as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent . However, some of the most encouraging research around terpineol involves its ability to fight certain types of cancer, like breast cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia. and small cell lung carcinoma by hindering the growth of in vitro cancerous tumor cells. In addition to the health benefits, terpineol is also shown to have both sedative and anti-anxiety properties. These relaxed feelings are thought to contribute to the infamous couchlock.




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