Terpineol refers to any of four monoterpene alcohol isomers (the most common of which is α-terpineol) occurring naturally in over 150 plants, including cannabis. Interestingly, terpineol is most frequently found in strains also containing high levels of pinene; however, due to pinene’s potent aroma, terpineol can be difficult to detect when the two occur simultaneously. Its aroma is subtle, but when detected, will tickle the nose with soothing fragrance of lilac.
Terpineol’s Effects & Medical Benefits
Terpineol is known to have relaxing effects, great for anxiety and stress relief, but with potential to induce couchlock. Medically speaking, Terpineol includes antibiotic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It has also been shown to fight tumor growth.