Cineole terpenoid or eucalyptol


Properties of one of the most curative (and rare) terpenoid cannabis, cineole or eucalyptol

Among More than 500 compounds that may contain cannabis, the terpene cineole or eucalyptol smells like peppermint, but leaves you feeling quite comfortable in the mouth ... It is considered the spark of creativity related to cannabis. But also cineole, eucalyptol are used to increase blood circulation and relieve pain. It is fast-acting, crosses the blood-brain barrier to trigger a response in the brain faster than other cannabis terpenes. Zoom on a terpenoid present in the Super Silver Haze, and very medical in itself:

About eucalyptol (or cineol)

Eucalyptol (also known as cineol) is an important terpene for patients treated with cannabis. Because it can be used to treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions. In 2000, scientists have studied the effects of eucalyptol and concluded that it would be useful as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent.

Eucalyptol very present in the "eucalyptus deglupta" or "rainbow tree"

Thus, several years later, two studies confirmed the statement, proving that eucalyptol was useful in the treatment of rhinosinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses) and colitis (inflammation of the colon). Scientists continued to test the anti-inflammatory benefits of eucalyptol. And, in 2013, a other study concluded that this terpene could also be used to treat pancreatitis.

The tea tree also contains eucalyptol

For patients who have difficulty breathing, eucalyptol is also a viable treatment. But this one in the long run, for theinflammation of the respiratory tract and I'asthma.

The blood-brain barrier

But the peculiarity of this terpene is that it crosses (positively) the blood-brain barrier. It is a barrier that is more physiological than anatomical. It separates blood circulation and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the fluid in which the brain and spinal cord ...

Visualization of the blood-brain barrier

So surprisingly (or not), a 2014 study has also shown that the anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptol may help treat Alzheimer's disease by reducing neuroinflammation. In addition to reducing inflammation throughout the body, studies have also shown that this terpenoid is an effective antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant and insecticidal agent.

Eucalyptol (or cineol) is currently being studied for:


Alzheimer's disease is a disease that destroys memory by neuroinflammation. A 2014 study showed that the anti-inflammatory effects of eucalyptol were sufficiently potent to be a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease.


This 2013 study was the first to evaluate the anti-bacterial potential of cineole. It has been shown that this terpene has a "Good antibacterial activity", which allows it to be used as a natural cure for the infection.

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The anti-inflammatory effects of eucalyptol have been known for 2000 study. This one revealed that the Cineole was an anti-inflammatory. Since then, it has been used to treat various types of inflammation throughout the body. Including rhinosinusitis, which is an inflammation of one or both paranasal sinuses. Similarly, according to one 2013 study, for pancreatitis, which is inflammation of the pancreas. In addition, eucalyptol fights against inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease. These diseases are characterized by inflammation of part or all of the digestive tract and ulcerative colitis.


Eucalyptol has demonstrated antioxidant properties in this 2012 study. Which means she attenuates the damage related to the oxidation of the cells and may be helpful in slowing down the effects of aging ... But these recent researches have discounted the theory that antioxidants increase your shelf life, but some terpenes can ...


Asthma is a chronic and persistent inflammation of the airways of the throat and lungs that affects approximately 1 / 6 of the population. Eucalyptol is known to be a very powerful treatment for asthma. A 1998 study proved that this popular knowledge was a fact. In 2003, a placebo-controlled study confirmed that eucalyptol was a potential treatment for asthma and other lung inflammation. This 2004 study suggests a different mechanism as a source of anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptol and recommends cineole as a treatment for asthma. More recently, a 2012 study always controlled by placebo, revealed that "Cineole therapy can lead to noticeable improvement in lung function and health status".


This 2002 study on the effects of eucalyptol on cancer. Induced cineole apoptosis, cell death, in two different types of leukemia. This study demonstrates for the first time that eucalyptol help fight the growth of a type of cancer in humans (and not in mice or other animals). Last year, researchers who examined colon cancer found that treatment with eucalyptol was "An effective strategy for treating colorectal cancer". Last May, eucalyptol was not only a anti-proliferative but also anti-cholesterol, according to the authors of rapport. Their results suggest that these effects work in unison to fight cancer. Linalool has also been shown to display these synergistic effects with cineole, except that it is often present in the cannabis plant. Just like the borneol, another cancer killer...


This 2014 study examined the effects of all the terpenes contained in theessential oil of Eucalyptus citriodora, not just eucalyptol. But, it is considered weakly effective in mitigating the effects of tuberculosis. Although it is not a cure in itself, it means that eucalyptus essential oil could be helpful in combination with other treatments for tuberculosis.

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In addition to helping with a wide range of health problems, eucalyptol can also be used to prevent potential health problems, such as West Nile virus with directly attacking mosquitoes. Eucalyptol has long been used as an insect repellent, but two studies of 2014 show that he has even more to know about its use.


Not only useful against insects, it has been shown that cineole displays properties antifungals. Acting on a wide variety of common mushrooms. But the researchers themselves recognize that further research is needed to find out more.

The Super Silver Haze

Some strains of cannabis contain eucalyptol, but they are usually very small ... But, an analysis of the Super Silver Haze has demonstrated a level of 0,6% eucalyptol, which is exceptionally rare. The strain Super Silver Haze, created by Green House Seeds, was the first winner of the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1997, 1998 and 1999. She has also won prizes High Times Harvest Festival.

By crossing the genetics Skunk, Northern Lights and Haze, this dominant strain Sativa is distinguished from all other strains. In addition to its botanical appearance with forest colors, it is extremely delicious, with its fruity and sweet aroma.

Top Silver Haze, "Outdoor" version

After having smoked Super Silver Haze, you will notice body-oriented buzzing:

"The Super Silver Haze strain often provides a whirlwind of energy, while producing a feeling of soothing, fulfilling, and clear content." Medical Jane

However, it will stimulate sleep rather than action, relaxation rather than excitement. This strain a ideal remedy for (very) high levels of stress. Or when you suffer from a lack of appetite or nausea, fatigue, or certain inflammations ... Indeed, the Super Silver Haze is considered good for headaches, migraines, and more ... In addition, its effects are sustainable, allowing you to relieve yourself for long periods.

"Bonzai" version of the Super Silver Haze

Theentourage effect of this strain containing an abnormally high level of cineole / eucalyptol (for cannabis), could be involved. It's a safe bet that the Super Silver Haze will become an interesting topic for future medical studies. Notice to researchers!

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