Geraniol

Geraniol name is derived from geranium plant.

Geraniol is an acyclic monoterpene alcohol known for its citrus scent and insect-repelling properties.

Geraniol has an effective antimicrobial, anticancer, and antibacterial properties

Since Geraniol smells great, it is broadly used in essence oils.

A constructive study highlights that geraniol can be used for inflammatory conditions.

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 About Geraniol

Geraniol is an acyclic monoterpene – is more abundant in nature and of greater importance. Along with various commercial products like cosmetics and fine fragrances, geraniol has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-ulcer and neuroprotective properties. Thus, making it acceptable for varied pharmacological purposes. 


The collaborative research shows its significance in controlling multiple signaling molecules and pathways. They can effectively treat complex diseases, such as cancer, and are less vulnerable to the human body. In future, Geraniol can be used as an active ingredient  for various medicinal purposes. 

Medical Benefits of Geraniol

Scientific studies suggest geraniol has many therapeutic uses. As mentioned above, Geraniol boast antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. We have discussed the medicinal benefits of Geraniol in detail.

Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Properties – Studies highlights geraniol protects against Candida albicans (a harmful fungus causing yeast infections and thrush). It can be used to knockout bacteria causing food poisoning.

Geraniol oil for cancer treatment – Geraniol is rich in Antioxidant, Antitumor, and Anticancer Properties, making it a promising terpene for the future study.

Geraniol is anti-inflammatory – As per the experiment conducted on rats, geraniol can suppress pro-inflammatory signaling and minimize inflammatory response.

PLANTS CONTAINING GERANIOL

Oranges

Blueberries

Blackberries

Carrots

Coriander

Rose oil

Lemons

Peaches

Lemongrass

Grapefruits

Research has also found the eccentric synthesis of geraniol in honeybees. They produce it in their scented gland to shun away potentially dangerous colonies from the hive.

Today, Geraniol is used in a plethora of perfumes, lotions, colognes, detergents, candles, and household products. You may also find Geraniol to be food addictive in pastries and desserts.

CANNABIS STRAINS HIGH IN GERANIOL

Harlequin

Tahoe OG

Lemon G

Strawberry Diesel

Purple Punch

FPOG

Black Cherry Soda

Dutch Hawaiian

Agent Orange

Kimbo Kush

Some Tilray’s crop are also tested high in Geraniol and these include Afghani, Island Sweet Skunk, Headband, OG Shark and Master Kush.

Geraniol as a neuroprotectant

Journal of Neuroscience Research stated that geraniol can act as a neuroprotectant, which can be useful in preserving the function and structure of nerve cells. The study further describes the practicality of geraniol for the treatment of neuropathy, particularly among individuals with diabetes. The research highlights that geraniol can serve as a viable therapeutic compound to manage diabetic neuropathy in humans.