Phytol

Phytol is a terpene that results from the degradation of chlorophyll. Aside from its presence in cannabis, phytol can also be found in green tea and, when consumed, can help reduce pain and relieve inflammation. Two recent studies have emerged that illuminate the medicinal potential of phytol. In 2013, scientists studied the effects of phytol in mice and the research showed that this terpene had “pronounced antinociceptive effects” and demonstrated “antioxidant properties.” A year later, more research was published claiming that phytol could also “inhibit inflammatory response by reducing cytokine production and oxidative stress.” This finding confirms that more research is needed on human participants to determine the exact effectiveness of its anti-inflammatory properties.