This terpene is also known as cineol, and it’s mainly found in eucalyptus trees, cannabis plant, and other plants such as cardamom, ginger, or tea tree. Eucalyptol is a terpene that has been widely used for medicinal purposes. For example, eucalyptol can help reduce sinus infection, relieve throat discomfort, lower blood pressure and it has been researched for its potential use in the treatment of dementia.
Eucalyptol and Medicinal Properties
This terpene has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has antioxidant effects in diseases such as respiratory disease, pancreatitis, colon damage, and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.
Moreover, a study suggests eucalyptol is effective for the treatment of rhinosinusitis and other sinus infections.
Furthermore, it has also been shown to be successful in the treatment of pain. In one study, people who had complete knee replacements showed less discomfort and lower blood pressure when they used eucalyptol instead of almond oil.
In addition, another study claims that eucalyptol has a “measurable impact on cognitive and behavioral status on elderly persons who are cognitively impaired”.
Eucalyptol has been used in aromatherapy in many countries from ancient times. It triggers both physical and mood improvements via the olfactory system.
Which Cannabis Strains are Rich in Eucalyptol?
Eucalyptol is not one of the major cannabis terpenes. However, it’s considered one of the most important minor terpenes in cannabis. Some cannabis strains are richer in eucalyptol than others. In this list you will find ten cannabis strains with eucalyptol as one of its secondary terpenes.
Girl Scout Cookies
This Indica dominant strain is high in THC (19%) with 1% of CBG. Girl Scout Cookies is an energizing cannabis strains with powerful euphoric effects. Its main terpenes are caryophyllene, limonene and humulene with eucalyptol as one of its secondary terpenes. In addition, this strain is also very popular as a medical cannabis strain especially in the treatment of nausea and chronic pain.
Super Silver Haze
This Sativa strain is rich in THC (18%) with 1% of CBG. Super Silver Haze is a cross between Skunk, Northern Lights and Haze. Super Silver Haze is high in terpinolene with myrcene and caryophyllene as its two other major terpenes. In addition, Super Silver Haze has eucalyptol as one of its minor terpenes.
Another THC-rich cannabis strain, Dutch Treat is a hybrid strain and a cross between Northern Lights and Haze. This energizing strain will make you feel euphoric. In addition, Dutch Treat is popular as medical cannabis for the treatment of fatigue and pain. This strain is rich in terpinolene with myrcene and ocimene as its two other major terpenes. Moreover, Dutch Treat has eucalyptol as one of its minor terpenes.
London Pound Cake
Also known as Pound Cake, London Pound Cake is high in THC with 17% of this cannabinoid. London Pound Cake is excellent for calming effects. Its main terpenes are caryophyllene, limonene and myrcene with eucalyptol as one of its minor terpenes.
Arjan’s Strawberry Haze
This potent cannabis strain (20% THC) is rich in myrcene with ocimene and linalool as its two other major terpenes. In addition, Arjan’s Strawberry Haze has eucalyptol as a secondary terpene.
Ace of Spades
We have included Ace of Spades in other lists. Ace of Spades is moderate-high in THC (16%) with myrcene, caryophyllene and limonene as major terpenes. Ace of Spades has phellandrene and eucalyptol as secondary terpenes.
Also known as Happy Rancher, this cannabis strain is moderate-high in THC (16%) with 1% of CBG. Jolly Rancher has eucalyptol as a secondary terpene. This strain is very popular both medical and recreational use.
This strain is also known as Bubba OG Kush or simply as Bubba. Bubba Kush induces calming effects. This cannabis strain is high in THC (17%) with caryophyllene, limonene and myrcene as major terpenes. In addition, Bubba Kush has eucalyptol as a minor terpene.
Also known as HB, this cannabis strain is a cross between Sour Diesel and OG Kush. Headband is an energizing cannabis strain with myrcene, limonene and caryophyllene as major terpenes and with eucalyptol as one of its minor terpenes.
This strain is also known as Garlic Cookies. GMO Cookies is a very potent and psychoactive cannabis strains with THC levels that reach up to 26%. GMO Cookies is also very popular among patients who suffer from chronic pain, depression, and nausea. In addition, GMO Cookies is rich in limonene with caryophyllene and myrcene as its two other major terpenes. Moreover, GMO Cookies moderate levels of eucalyptol.