Also known as cineole, eucalyptol is the primary terpene in eucalyptus trees and is responsible for its pungent, fresh aroma. Although eucalyptol isn’t found in high concentrations in cannabis, it’s one of the most promising terpenes being researched for its medical benefits today.
Like the terpene bisabolol, eucalyptol has been used in cosmetics and topical applications for a long time. It has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, proving effective against strains like e. coli and staphylococcus aureus.
Some of the most exciting medical research on eucalyptol centers around Alzheimer’s treatment and cancer prevention, where it’s been shown to inhibit tumor growth. This terpene is helpful for digestion and congestion. It’s even been studied as a treatment for asthma.
It’s safe to ingest eucalyptol in small doses but large doses can be toxic, even fatal.
Eucalyptol can be found in Super Silver Haze, GSC and Headband.