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Eucalyptol: The Mint Terpene

Welcome back, Spaced Cadets! This blog will be about the terpene Eucalyptol and its effects and benefits it can have towards you. Do you ever randomly smell mint and wonder what it could be? Eucalyptol is found in many plants, items, and of course, cannabis! Keep reading to learn more information that can benefit you!

Eucalyptol is a terpene, sometimes called Cineol, a minor terpene that is one of the most important and non-psychoactive terpenes around. Eucalyptol has many benefits that can help if you have asthma, chronic pain, or even if you are feeling sick! It is a cough suppressant with anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and pain-relieving properties. Eucalyptol is also said to boost your immunity, improve cognitive functions, and relieve sinus pressure. With its bronchodilator properties, it is used to help open your lungs and breathe more air through aromatherapy. Eucalyptol has antitumoral effects, with some studies showing that it can help with colon cancer. Some other studies had Eucalyptol positively affecting memory and the respiratory system. It even has helped a patient with Dementia Behavior Disturbance Scale.

Eucalyptol is found in eucalyptus trees, rosemary, sweet basil, sage, and cardamom. Eucalyptol is used in many ways, from tobacco, skincare, and aromatherapy. They have been used for candles, low doses in the culinary world, and in massage oil. It has a mint aroma and a taste that tastes like a fresh breeze! I noticed it is also in body washes from the one I bought earlier this week. Be careful; it is said to attract male bees, and they will act aggressive and be territorial. Eucalyptol seems like a great terpene to pair with Pinene for asthma. Being asthmatic, I noticed sometimes from smoking it has helped me breathe a little more if i was having trouble breathing.

Eucalyptol is categorized as a cyclic monoterpenoid similarly structured to some terpenes such as limonene, Myrcene, and Caryophyllene. You can find Eucalyptol most abundant in these popular strains Girl Scout Cookies, Super Silver Haze, Dutch Treat, and GMO Cookies. Girl Scout and GMO Cookies help with nausea and pain or physical discomfort. Dutch Treat helps with discomfort and tension while giving an energizing, euphoric high.


This terpene has many benefits that help with different conditions and household items. If you think this terpene can help you and want to pair it with THC and CBD to get an entourage effect with even more benefits, come by the store and ask if we have any strains high in Eucalyptol! I hope this information helps yall better understand Eucalyptol and its benefits, not just the fresh smell.


Sources

Blue Terpenes, True. “More than a Taste of Mint: Our Comprehensive Look at the EUCALYPTOL Terpene.” True Blue, 14 Sept. 2022, www.true-blue.co/blogs/news/eucalyptol-terpene.

Cargyle, Steven. “What Is Eucalyptol? Benefits & Effects of This Cannabis Terpene.” Finest Labs, 6 Aug. 2021, finestlabs.com/eucalyptol-terpene/.

“Eucalyptol.” Leafly, www.leafly.com/learn/cannabis-glossary/eucalyptol. Accessed 16 Aug. 2023.

Fraley, Daniel. “Eucalyptol Terpenes Little Known Benefits?” The Apothecarium: Cannabis Dispensary & Delivery, 16 Feb. 2023, apothecarium.com/eucalyptol-terpenes-little-known-benefits/.

Lodie, Marie. “Terpenes 411: What Is Eucalyptol?” MedMen Cannabis Dispensaries and Delivery Service, 12 Jan. 2019, medmen.com/blog/wellness/terpenes-411-what-is-eucalyptol.

Murata, Soichiro, et al. “Antitumor Effect of 1, 8-Cineole against Colon Cancer.” Oncology Reports, 1 Dec. 2013, www.spandidos-publications.com/10.3892/or.2013.2763.



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