The terpene Borneol is commonly found in a wide variety of aromatic plants such as the camphor laurel tree, German chamomile, ginger, rosemary, sage and valerian and contributes to their characteristic cool, minty and spicy scents. Borneol is also present in certain cannabis strains. In service for millennia in traditional Chinese medicine, Borneol is a power horse in the terpenes stable. Its list of attributes are far-reaching and deserving of further study, including pain relief without somnolence, as well as, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, neuroprotective, anti-microbial and anticoagulant properties. Furthermore, Borneol has been used therapeutically in the treatment of anxiety and other mental health issues. Even more impressive is Borneol’s role as a drug-delivery enhancer, in which it facilitates the transport and harmonizes the effects of other medicines. This synergistic effect is also active in the cannabis plant, maximizing the interplay of terpenes and cannabinoids. Strains with high Borneol content are known to help with stress, anxiety and pain, and tend to be stimulating and uplifting.
Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus) is high in Borneol and has been used since ancient times to help boost the immune system and improve circulation.
Camphor laurel tree (Cinnamomum camphora), German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), ginger (Zingiber officinale), rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus), sage (Salvia officinalis), valerian (Valeriana officinalis) and cannabis (Cannabis sativa)
Piney, camphor-like aroma with cooling sensation
Pain relief without somnolence, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, neuroprotective, anti-microbial and anticoagulant properties, calming and mental health treatment, drug-delivery enhancer and synergistic effect with other medicines
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