dient in perfumes and cosmetics and is also used for flavoring. Due to its sedative effect, terpineol can lead to couchlock. Medical benefits include antibiotic and antioxidant properties.
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When mixed with vitamin C, camphene (also found in holy basil or tulsi leaves), becomes a powerful antioxidant. It’s widely used in conventional medicine as a topical for skin issues like eczema and psoriasis, and lowers the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
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This terpene got its name from sweet Valencia oranges, where it’s found in large quantities. Its sweet citrusy aromas and flavors work as an insect repellent.
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With its minty scent, borneol can also be found in herbs like rosemary and mint, and trees like camphor. It’s a good natural insect repellent. A 2013 study found that borneol might kill breast-cancer cells. It’s also widely used in acupuncture for its anti-inflammatory effects.
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This terpene is also found in tobacco and lemons and smells like rose grass, peaches and plums. It’s used in aromatic bath products and body lotions. Geraniol is also an insect repellent and has shown potential as a neuroprotectant and antioxidant.
While its citrusy floral aroma is reminiscent of lilacs and apple blossoms, terpineol tastes like anise and mint. It’s a common ingre-
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STRAINS: Afghani, Amnesia Haze, Great White Shark, Headband, Island Sweet Skunk, Master Kush, OG Shark Helena Miles covers health for Greencamp. This article was previously published at greencamp.com.
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