eucalyptol (cineol)

Eucalyptol (also known as cineol) is an important terpene for medical cannabis patients because it can be used to treat a wide variety of ailments and conditions. Eucalyptol is primarily useful in the treatment of pain and inflammation, but it can also serve as an antifungal and insecticide. � In 2000, scientists studied the effects of eucalyptol and concluded that it had the potential to act as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent. Several years later, two studies confirmed these beliefs by proving that eucalyptol was useful in the treatment of rhinosinusitis (sinus inflammation) and colitis (colonic inflammation). Scientists continued to test the anti-inflammatory benefits of eucalyptol and, in 2013, another study concluded that this terpene could also be used to treat pancreatitis. For patients who have difficulty breathing, two studies have shown eucalyptol to be a viable long term treatment for airway inflammation and asthma. Surprisingly, a 2014 study also showed that eucalyptol's anti-inflammatory properties could help treat Alzheimer's disease by reducing neuroinflammation. In addition to reducing inflammation throughout the body, studies have also shown �this terpenoid to be an effective antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, and insecticide agent.

SMELL

Minty, earthy, slightly spicy

EFFECTS

Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antioxidant, pain reliever

ALSO FOUND IN

Eucalyptus oil, bay leaves, tea tree, mugwort

USED TO TREAT

Alzheimer's, asthma, inflammation, pain