Nerolidol: Cannabis Terpene Profile
Molecular Formula: C15 H26 O
Boiling Point: 252°F/122°C
The Nerolidol terpene is found in many strong aromatic plants such as Lemongrass, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Tea Tree and Lady of the Night (a species of orchid with a citrus-like fragrance)
This terpene is known for a nuanced floral aroma with notes of Citrus, Apples, and Rose. The most classically known scent of Nerolidol is is that of Orange Blossum.
The Beneficial Effects of the Nerolidol Terpene
Researchers have found evidence that Nerolidol can be a useful Sedative, Antioxidant, Anti-Anxiety, Anti-Microbial, Anti-Parasitic, and Pain-Relieving properties, and may be an Insect Repellent. Evidence shows that it can enhance drug delivery through the skin, with studies showing enhancements to absorption of two other terpenes -- Eugenol and Citronellol.
Nerolidol has also been studied for its effectiveness in treating -
Nerolidol can wear multiple hats in the entourage. First and foremost it has been shown to provide a soothing, calming effect - almost like a sedative. Second, it can be absorbed through the skin and can also enhance the uptake of other beneficial terpenes at the same time. You may want to try adding Nerolidol to your topical and see if you notice a difference in the experience. This terpene is no stranger to topicals - it was made popular by the duchess of Bracciano and princess of Nerola, Italy who used it to perfume her gloves and bath. Interesting story on this one, Anne de La Trémoille.
*As with all information on this website, this is not medical advice - please consult a doctor for medical advice and information that relates to your specific situation.
Cannabis Cultivars Containing the Nerolidol Terpene
Island Sweet Skunk, Jack Herer, Skywalker OG