Terpineol can refer to any combination of four monoterpene alcohol isomers (the most common of which is Î±-terpineol) occurring naturally in over 150 plants, including cannabis.Â In addition to cannabis, it occurs naturally in lilacs, pine trees, lime blossoms, and eucalyptus sap. It has been shown to have multiple beneficial medical properties.
a-terpineol has exhibited strong antimicrobial activity against periodontopathic and cariogenic bacteria.
Antimicrobial effect of linalool and a-terpineol against periodontopathic and cariogenic bacteria
A research study conducted in June 2010 and published in the journal Anticancer Research found terpineol to be an anticancer agent. This research revealed that terpineol might be especially helpful for patients with small cell lung carcinoma.
Alpha Terpineol: A Potential Anticancer Agent