Borneol

Definition - What does Borneol mean?

Borneol is a naturally occurring terpene found in several different plant species. It is described as having an “earthy” flavor and a spicy or minty scent. It is a component of camphor oil and has been used for almost 2,000 years as a remedy for several ailments.

Borneol is naturally found in artemesia (wormwood) and the cinnamon tree. It does not occur with high frequency in cannabis.

Hydrolife explains Borneol

It is most notably found in the strain K13 and other Haze strains, but very few other types are thought to or tested to have found any significant levels of Borneol, though trace amounts are likely in thousands of different strains.

Borneol is commonly prescribed and used as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. It is also known for its anti-sceptic and anti-insomnial properties.

Borneol is mostly produced, extracted, and exported from Asian countries. Chinese medicine has espoused the benefits of Borneol since before 600 BC. More recently though, studies since the dawn of the 21st century have shown promise in its efficacy in killing cancer cells, or its ability to enhance the body’s natural defenses against cancer cells. Too much Borneol, however, is toxic to humans.

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