Eucalyptol is known to be in a variety of different cannabis strains such as Bubba Kush, Girl Scout Cookies, Headband, and Silver Haze. It is classified as a cyclic ether and it contains a minty type of aroma that will also have a soothing and cooling taste. It is sometimes also referred to as cineole. It is a terpene that can also be seen in things like rosemary, sage, bay leaves, basil, and tea tree. There are many known medical benefits to eucalyptol that are anti-inflammatory.
Eucalyptol was first discovered by Francois Stanislas Cloez in 1870. Eucalyptol has been widely used as an oil for massages, a scent for aromatherapy, and it has been included in many medications for cold and sinus problems. The terpenes in it aid in breathing for people with respiratory issues. Many cigarettes in the tobacco industry have eucalyptol added to them to give them a distinct flavor. Even though it is said to have various benefts, it can also be toxic if used in high doses.
One study in 2013 revealed that eucalyptol had suppressed colorectal cancer cell growth. There is still ongoing research, but some scientists stated that it could be a good tactic in treating this type of cancer. There have also been placebo-controlled clinical trials done on eucalyptol and that is the study that holds the highest accuracy in human research. People that have conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and irritation caused by long-term cigarette smoking, all can benefit from the positive effects that eucalyptol has on lung function. It has the ability to reduce mucus and is said to increase the effect that the flu vaccine has on people.
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This flu has really been killing me lately. I think I’m going to try some of this eucalyptol tea to see if it will relieve my symptoms.