Borneol is the terpene found in mint, rosemary, camphor, ginger, sage, thyme, tarragon, nutmeg, turmeric, cardamom, sunflowers as well as in some strains of cannabis.
The aroma is spicy, minty and earthy.
Medical Benefits of Borneol
Borneol has been used in Chinese herbal medicine for 1000’s of years. Today Borneol is used to relieve certain kinds of pain, facilitate digestion, improve blood circulation, and is used help treat respiratory diseases.
The list of benefits of Borneol as quite substantial. It is known as a powerful pain fighter minus the sedative qualities. Studies suggest that borneol could be a more effective topical anesthetic than lidocaine.
Borneol has anti-anxiety properties and may help decrease stress.
As it is an anticoagulant it may help prevent strokes and improves blood circulation, which is also beneficial to heart health. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties.
Borneol is one of terpenes that insects and parasites do not like. The aroma given off is part of the cannabis plant’s natural defense against predators and pests. This makes it perfect as a natural insect repellant.
Also a with antibacterial, anti-fungal properties and an antioxidant it is a power house of a terpene.
As discussed in the Cannabis Consumption Methods and Understanding Terpenes post we discuss vaporizing. It is the method of smoking dried flower in a dried flower vaporizer. You can set the temperature to the perfect setting to get the most of the terpenes in your cannabis.
Borneol should be vaporized at 415F.
Strains of Cannabis That Contain Borneol:
- Golden Haze
- Amnesia Haze
- OG Kush
- GSC (formerly Girl Scout Cookies)
- Sour Diesel
- Purple Haze
Borneol vaporize at 415F
- found in: mint, rosemary, camphor, ginger, sage, thyme, tarragon, nutmeg, turmeric, cardamom, sunflowers, cannabis
- has been fundamental in Chinese medicine for 1000’s of years
- aroma is spicy, minty, earthy
- topical pain reliever
- aides with digestive issues
- improves circulation
- decreases stress
- reduces fever