Borneol is known as a terpene that can improve heart & abdomen health.
Borneol scent is described as “herbal minty.”
Borneol can be used to treat wound and can reduce anxiety.
It contains inflammation, anti-cancer properties, and analgesic (pain-killing) benefits.
Borneol is a natural insect repellent and broadly used in the manufacturing of perfumes and colognes.
If combined with the sedative qualities of myrcene and linalool, Borneol can be used to combat insomnia.
Borneol is a less-known terpene that can be found in cannabis. It has an aromatic herbal balsam aroma, which is often compared with menthol or camphor. Borneol can be used to enhance certain drugs' therapeutic effects. You can find this minty-fresh terpene in higher concentrations in cultivars like OG Kush and the Haze strains.
Benefits and Effects
Anti-inflammatory properties: Borneol can be used to minimize pro-inflammatory interleukins.
Analgesic properties: Borneol in essential oils can sooth aching joints and muscles.
Anti-Coagulant properties: Borneol has inhibitory effects, which can be used to treat thrombosis conditions. Additionally, Borneol can extend the coagulation parameters, minimizing the risk of blood clots.
Antioxidative and antiviral properties: Borneol is a potent inhibitor of type 1 herpes simplex virus.
Anti-Fungal properties: Borneol contains abundant antimycobacterial activity with potential to control the plant pathogens.
Plants Containing Borneol
Strains Containing Borneol
Therapeutic Benefits of Borneol
For thousands of years, traditional Chinese medicine has been using borneol to treat a variety of illnesses. The treatment of respiratory ailments such a cold or cough was a favorite of the ancient Chinese. Borneol can still be used in a variety therapeutic applications, such as to improve blood circulation, lower fevers, and to treat digestive problems.
Research and studies put a light on therapeutic applications of borneol. Experts have discovered the anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties, as well as its anesthetic and antioxidant capabilities.
Borneol can be used on the skin as a topical pain reliever. This multi-tasking herb has also been successful in its role as an anticoagulant to stroke patients. Scientists are still learning more about how it can enhance the absorption of certain medicines. One study found that borneol can increase the effectiveness and death rate of chemotherapy drugs.
The multifaceted use of borneol in traditional Chinese medicine is not the only reason for its popularity. However, it can also be used for other purposes. Borneol can also be used in natural insect repellent, industrial perfume and cologne manufacturing.
Borneol with Cannabis
Borneol with cannabinoids demonstrated an entourage effect. The infusion can offer therapeutic and medicinal benefits to humans. As per the research, Borneol amplifies the absorbency of blood-brain barrier, allowing other molecules and compounds to bind with specialized receptors in the brain and central nervous system.