Phytol is a terpene found in green tea, basil, mint, tarragon, seaweed and some strains of cannabis.
The aroma is grassy, floral, similar to green tea with hints of citrus.
Phytol is a terpene that results from the degradation of chlorophyll and is used to help synthesize vitamins E and K and is found in supplements.
Benefits of Phytol
It has been discovered that the terpene is beneficial for the treatment and prevention of oxidative stress diseases like cancer and heart disease.
Like many terpenes, phytol also possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties. That in combination with its analgesic properties, suggests that Phytol is a good option for pain relief.
It is used as a topical to reduce itching and to treat slow-healing tissue wounds.
The antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory nature of Phytol makes it strong fighter of bacterial and fungal infections as well as prevents parasites.
Other places you can find phytol
Phytol has been enjoyed for centuries in Green Tea and Matcha, and has been proven to have multiple health benefits and may promote relaxation and reduce the feelings of anxiety.
It is also used as a food additive in spices, various extracts, yellow food coloring as well as in flavorings.
Interesting fact: Phytol can be found in higher concentrations in beef products as well as fish oils since these animals eat a diet rich in plants that contain Phytol.
It is used as an ingredient in fragrances, cosmetics, shampoos, household cleaners, and detergents as well as in pesticides and fungicides.
Some terpenes like Phytol are produced naturally by certain insects to protect themselves from larger insect predators.
Many greenhouses utilize Phytol terpenes as an organic miticide, pesticide, and fungicide.
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.
Phytol should be vaporized at 399F
Strains of Cannabis That Contain Phytol
- Sour Diesel
- OG Cheese
- Jack Herer
- Strawberry Diesel
- OG Kush
- Banana Kush
vaporize Phytol at 399F
- found in: green tea, basil, mint, tarragon, seaweed, cannabis
- aroma: citrus, green tea, grassy, floral
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