Nerolidol is a terpene that gives certain cannabis strains a distinctive woody aroma. Besides contributing the the scent profile, nerolidol can also be used as an antifungal agent or as a natural sleep aid. A study published in 2007 examined nerolidol’s effects on skin lesions in guinea pigs and found that it was clinically effective at treating lesions within the first week of application. Although research is still needed on human participants, these early findings are encouraging. A more recent study from 2013 focused on nerolidol’s effects on the hippocampus of mice. The researchers discovered that the terpene displayed sedative effects in all animals subjects. Again, more research is needed on humans to validate these findings, but it is not unreasonable that the same effect would still apply.
ALSO FOUND IN
Ginger, jasmine, lavender, lemongrass, tea tree
USED TO TREAT
Insomnia, skin lesions