Terpineol

This terpene just wants to be part of the gang.

Terpineol, unlike other most other terpenes, is actually a group of four monoterpene alcohol isomers. The most common of these is a-terpineol, which is the one you’ll find in your favorite piney cannabis strains.

Terpineol is commonly found in strains that are high in pinene, which can make terpineol hard to detect because the two terpenes are so similar. Terpineol makes its own mark on the world, though, and is often used in soaps, lotions, perfumes and even teas.

In traditional European medicine, the terpineol-rich lime blossom plant was used to treat coughs, colds and flus. In recent years, animal studies have shown that terpineol has great possibility for use as a pain reliever. Other studies have suggested that terpineol has potential anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-tumor qualities.

Hungry for Terpenes?

Experiment with some of these terpineol-rich ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Basil
  • Cardamom
  • Limes
  • Lilac
  • Rosemary

Terpineol is found in Lime Blossoms