Terpene Profile: Eucalyptol

Terpene Profile: Eucalyptol

What is Eucalyptol?

Eucalyptol, also called cineole, is a terpene most commonly found in eucalyptus trees. But, this compound is also found in the cannabis plant, bay leaves, tea tree, and sage.

Terpenes are natural chemical compounds that give plants their unique flavors, aromas, and medicinal effects. The eucalyptol terpene has an unmistakable minty, cooling fragrance that has been used in aromatherapy, personal care products, and supplements.

Benefits of Eucalyptol

Eucalyptol is cooling, clearing, and calming. Its range of medicinal benefits have made it a popular ingredient for self-care and natural medicinal products. 

  • Relieves pain and inflammation.

    Like many terpenes, eucalyptol is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. As a result, it may offer natural pain relief. Studies show that eucalyptol can successfully relieve inflammatory pain (like arthritis) as well as postoperative pain.

  • Improves cognitive function.

    Eucalyptol can increase mental acuity and cognition. One study showed that dementia patients who took eucalyptol showed improved signs of brain function and scored better on the Dementia Behavior Disturbance Scale.

  • Supports respiratory health.

    Eucalyptol has long been used as a natural remedy for sinus infections and allergies due to its congestion-clearing and antimicrobial properties. Some studies suggest that it can also help improve asthma. For the athlete, eucalyptol may improve performance by clearing the airways for deeper breathing.

  • Helps manage chronic disease.

    Studies show that eucalyptol can play a supportive role for those who are managing chronic diseases like heart disease and dementia. Researchers believe this is due to eucalyptol’s anti-inflammatory and restorative properties. 

What is Eucalyptol Used For?

Eucalyptol is a commonly used ingredient in wellness products, from soaps and bath salts to pain relief creams and supplements. 

Eucalyptol is an ingredient in Unstoppable’s AM Tincture: Focus + Endurance 1000MG CBD for its ability to relieve inflammation and stimulate the brain.

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