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What is Eucalyptol?

Updated: Jan 5

a koala sitting in a eucalyptus tree

Also known as cineole, Eucalyptol is the primary terpene of the eucalyptus tree. French chemist François Stanislas Cloez isolated eucalyptol from Eucalyptus globulus in 1870. Already part of your everyday life, Eucalyptol is quite prolific and very useful.

Where Does Pinene Come From?

Like Pinene, Eucalyptol's origin is probably not a surprise. It constitutes 90% of the compounds found in eucalyptus oil. It's found in several other plants as well:

• Camphor laurel

• Butterfly lily

• Galangal

• Bay laurel

• Tea tree

• Spanish sage

• Pepperwood

The Eucalyptol Flavor Profile

It has recognizable minty and cool tones in its smell. It has a spicy bite to it as well. most cannabis strains do not contain large amounts of it. It usually makes up around 0.06% of a strain's complete terpene profile.

Common Uses

Eucalyptol is an ingredient in many brands of mouthwash and cough suppressants. It controls airway mucus hypersecretion and asthma via anti-inflammatory cytokine inhibition. Eucalyptol is an effective treatment for nonpurulent rhinosinusitis. Eucalyptol reduces inflammation and pain when applied topically.

What Are The Benefits of Eucalyptol?

Eucalyptol has several therapeutic benefits as well:

• Anti-leukaemia properties

• Antibacterial properties

• Antibacterial properties

• Anti-mucosal

• Respiratory relief

• Topical pain relief

Drawbacks of Eucalyptol

Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea can occur. Eucalyptus poisoning can cause stomach pain, dizziness, muscle weakness, feelings of suffocation, drowsiness, seizures, and coma.

How Much Eucalyptol Should I Take?

The FDA views Eucalyptol to be a low-risk essential oil. Daily doses for consumption are 180mg in a 24-hour period. It's recommended you check with your doctor before consuming Eucalyptol.

Eucalyptol and the Entourage Effect

Eucalyptol, a known respiratory aid can enhance the "entourage effect" by allowing more bioactive compounds entry into the bloodstream. An excellent terpene to add to your watchlist.

The Take-Away

Minty and fresh Eucalyptol is in products we use every day. It's considered safe to consume, following a doctor's instructions. With your newfound knowledge of Eucalyptol, you can take your cannabis experience to the next level.


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