Well hey there! Welcome back to #TerpeneTuesday!
Ladies and gents, today we want to introduce Terpineol.
Most frequently found in cannabis strains that also contain high levels of Pinene, Terpineol can sometimes be difficult to detect when the two terpenes occur simultaneously.
Terpineol is used for pretty much anything that needs a pleasant aroma. Soaps, lotions, perfumes and various cosmetics are all infused with the lovely lilac scent of Terpineol. It’s only an added bonus that Terpineol possesses
Lilac scent you say? Well of course – Terpineol naturally occurs in things such as lilacs, pine trees, lime blossoms, and eucalyptus sap.
Terpineol has the ability to relax the consumer – so much so, studies have concluded that Terpineol contributes to the couchlock effect of certain strains. In addition to relaxation effects, Terpineol is also believed to have pain relieving properties. Studies conducted on mice in 2011 demonstrated Terpineols ability to relieve pain without affecting motor behaviour.
Pain relief and relaxation just arent enough though –
Terpineol has been shown to manage inflammation and offers some impressive antibacterial and antiviral properties making it a good immune system stimulant.
Most impressive of all Terpineol benefits are its anti-seizure properties. It has been demonstrated that at doses between 100 and 400 mg/kg, terpineol is able to improve the latency and severity of seizures.
Strains that often test high in terpineol include Jack Herer, White Widow, GSC (Girl Scout Cookies), and OG Kush.