Terpineol

Terpineol is a useful terpene for medical cannabis patients because it possesses a number of key therapeutic properties. Studies show that this terpene is able to help manage pain and inflammation, reduce the frequency and intensity of seizures, act as a gastroprotective, and kill bacteria. In 2007, research showed that terpineol, along with limonene and linalool, displayed significant anti-inflammatory properties in orange juice. A few years later, scientists re-examined this terpeneā€™s anti-inflammatory properties on rats and found that it acted as an effective gastroprotective against stomach ulcers. Not surprisingly, terpineol has also proven to have pain-relieving properties. A study published in 2011 confirmed that terpineol had a powerful analgesic effect on mice without affecting motor behavior. Patients who suffer from chronic seizures might also benefit from cannabis strains containing high amounts of terpineol. It has been demonstrated that at doses between 100 and 400 mg/kg, terpineol is able to improve the latency and severity of seizures. Finally, besides reducing pain, inflammation, and the intensity of seizures, terpineol can also be used to kill various microbial strains. In fact, one study reports that terpineol was effective against all microbial strains they tested, showing vast amounts of promise when used as a topical.