Welcome back to #TerpeneTuesday! Today is a short but useful one!
Found mainly in mugwort, cannabis strains high in Isoborneol can be expected to smell sweet, almost musty.
Because of its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties, Isoborneol’s medicinal history is deeply rooted in East Asian medicinal practices.
One Japanese medicinal practice called moxibustion, involves burning mugwort near the skin. The intention of this practice is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi (vital energy that is held to animate the body internally and is of central importance in some Eastern systems of medical treatment) in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
Chinese medicine uses Isoborneol flakes as Bing Pian (Borneol flakes). Typically consumed via transdermal application, mainly for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Isoborneol itself has a powerful scent mix between cinnamon and menthol so one can expect products such as essential oils, topical salves, creams, etc. to have a nice spicy cool smell to them and you can absolutely count on those same products to bring you relief!