Eucalyptol (1,8-cineol)

Eucalyptol is a renowned terpene in food industry

Eucalyptol has a strong fresh scent often defined as minty and cooling.

Eucalyptol was traditionally used as an antiseptic and is till the important additive used for pharmaceutical, antiseptic, and repellent cream.

Eucalyptol is broadly used for flavorings, fragrances, and cosmetics purposes.

It is commonly used as a minty and refreshing aftertaste in products like mouthwash and cough suppressant.

As per the researchers, eucalyptol oil has found very effective for relieving pain, sinus and nasal congestion.

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About Eucalyptol

Eucalyptol, also known as “cineol,” usually found in eucalyptus trees, cannabis, and several other plants such as bay leaves.

Eucalyptol is the major constituent of eucalyptus oil (EO). It was traditionally used as a medicine for colds and bronchitis. Further research highlights Eucalyptol for treating sinus infections, high blood pressure and improving cognitive function.

Eucalyptol is a relatively rare, potent strain of cannabis. It is not found as abundant unlike myrcene or humulene. The rational use of eucalyptol can improve the immune function of the respiratory tract, but the high dose could have damaging effects. High dose of eucalyptol can reduce the amount of blood B and NK cells in the human body

OTHER SOURCES OF EUCALYPTOL

Cardamom

Cinamon

Citrus oils

Laurel

Mugwort

Rosemary

Sage

Sweet basil

HEALTH BENEFITS OF EUCALYPTOL

Eucalyptol has already created a significant impact in food industry. Other than flavoring the food, Eucalyptol is immensely used in products like mouthwash and cough drops. A constructive research and clinical trials have concluded the following health benefits of eucalyptol:

  • Analgesic properties - Eucalyptol could be used to treat inhalation pain. Patients have shown less discomfort after this terpene.

  • Antibacterial properties – Eucalyptol have shown powerful antibacterial effects, which is highly effective against potent bacteria.

  • Anti fungal properties -

  • Antioxidants and Anti inflammatory properties – Many people have used eucalyptol for treating sinus infection and inflammation.

  • Anti-proliferative properties - Eucalyptol has the potential to prevent or delay the spread of cells, especially malignant cells.

STRAINS HIGH IN EUCALYPTOL

Ace of Spades

Bubba Kuch

Dutch Treat

Girl Scout Cookies

GMO Cookies

Headband

London Pound Cake

Super Silver Haze

MEDICINAL PERTINENCE OF EUCALYPTOL
  • For the treatment of Alzheimer’s: The inflammatory effects of Eucalyptol can provide a potential treatment of Alzheimer.

  • For the treatment of Asthma: Eucalyptol has been known very effective for asthma and upper airway inflammation.

  • For the treatment of cancer: Eucalyptol can combat the growth of a-type of cancer in humans.