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Borneol happens to be one of the common types of terpene
found in cannabis and is well documented in stains like K-13 Haze and Golden
Haze. Borneol is extracted from dryobalanops aromatica, teak that has a woody
and camphor-like aroma. It is a key element in Chinese herbalism and is used to
improve digestion and circulation along being a potent pain reliever.
Case studies have shown that borneol is an effective:
- Anti – Inflammatory – Borneol has been shown to reduce inflammation in gingivitis cases in the laboratory, thus suggests that the compound can be added to medicinal mouthwashes. This study was conducted in 2013 and was published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.
- Topical Pain Reliever – Applying diluted thyme borneol oil has been proven to reduce joints aches and muscle pains.
- Anti- Coagulant – a 2014 study on rats suggested that borneol acts as a good anticoagulant proving that the practice of using borneol in Chinese medicines for cardiovascular diseases is effective.
- Borneol has also been hailed as a good stress reliever.