Nerolidol

Definition - What does Nerolidol mean?

Nerolidol is a terpene that is also known as peruviol. It is found in a number of plants, including cannabis sativa. Nerolidol has two isomers and is a sesquiterpene, which means it is more stable than other terpenes.

Other plants that contain nerolidol include ginger, jasmine, neroli, tea tree, lavender, and lemongrass. It smells fresh, earthy, and woody. Cannabis that contains nerolidol might smell fruity or like citrus. Nerolidol is a popular scent in fragrances. It is a green scent that also smells like oranges.

Hydrolife explains Nerolidol

In the context of marijuana, nerolidol is a secondary terpene. It is thought to have a sedating effect. There are a number of medical applications being studied for this terpene, including its effectiveness at facilitating transformer medications. Other possible medical uses include its use as an antifungal, antiparasitic, and antimicrobial compound. For example, it is also possibly toxic to malaria and other protozoa.

In clinical trials, nerolidol helps enhance absorption in water-based applications by more than 200 times. Other uses include its use in helping produce retinol and its use in healing skin lesions. It is a natural remedy for mites. Nerolidol is also effective against insomnia; it is a natural sleep aid because of its sedative qualities.

Like other terpenes, nerolidol is naturally produced in plants and is used as a way to defend the plants against insects.

Strains that contain high levels of nerolidol include Jack Herer and Jaywalker OG. Nerolidol is a terpene that may help facilitate the absorption rate of topicals.


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