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Fenchol is a monoterpenoid also known as Fenchyl alcohol or 2-fenchanol

It is known to have a rejuvenating, uplifting aroma of lemon, pine, and camphor.

Fenchol incorporates antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, making it most notably terpene for medicinal purposes.

Fenchol has been investigated for numerous medicinal properties and its efficiency as an antibacterial agent 60+ types of bacteria.

Fenchol is an isomer - very much like borneol. It is the most minor and least complicated terpene.

About Fenchol

Fenchol is a monoterpenoid (a terpene category that comprises two isoprene units and has the molecular formula C10H16). It is well-known for its herbaceous, woody scent, and that’s why fenchol is broadly used to make candles, scent, shampoos, laundry detergent and food additives.

Unlike other terpenes, the researchers concluded that fenchol could not act as a sedate. 
But that doesn’t make it undeserving; currently, Fenchol is widely researched for its antibiotic properties. Many antibiotics have become incompetent nowadays. Since viruses and bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics, it is believed that Fenchol, with the combination of Linalool and B-phellandrene, can serve as a viable anti-microbial and antioxidant properties. 

Fenchol terpene can be further combined with cannabinoids to enhance the medicinal benefits of cannabis. This phenomenon is popularly known as the entourage effect.

Plants Containing Fenchol





Citrus fruits

Aster flowers

Strains High in Fenchol

OG Kush

Banana Kush


Health Benefits and Uses

Fenchol is acknowledged for numerous medicinal benefits. Its antibacterial, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties have shown a positive outcome and make it eligible for several therapeutic remedies.

  • ANTIBACTERIAL: The antibacterial properties in fenchol make it an ideal compound for combating 63 types of bacteria. Fenchol, as per studies, is as effective as penicillin.

  • ANTIMICROBIAL & ANTIOXIDANT: Research was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of essential oil extracted from the leaves of the winged prickly-ash plant. While the oil primarily contained Linalool, it also showed a large amount of Fenchol. The essential oil showed both antimicrobial properties and antioxidants, which could soon serve as a resourceful compound.

  • ANALGESIC: Fenchol can restrain (slowdown) a crucial protein in the body’s pain signaling system. Thus, making it a promising monoterpene to relieve pain.

Fenchol with Cannabis

Fenchol's potential effects are currently being investigated and researched. The power of Terpenes is only beginning to be understood. It is essential to understand how terpenes interact with cannabinoids and other terpenes in order to maximize your overall health and well-being.

The stigma surrounding medical cannabis is slowly shrinking. Because of the resistance that bacteria, parasites, and fungi develop to treatment, the medical industry continues to search for new antimicrobials. This problem can be solved by combining antibiotics with terpenes.

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