Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Benefits of the Terpene Borneol in Cannabis

The terpene borneol has been used traditionally in Chinese medicine for centuries. Borneol is found in cinnamon, thyme and the resin of cannabis. Borneol is a pleasing scent of camphor and earthiness which is a natural insect repellent.

The traditional use has been used with moxibustion, a form of acupuncture or burning directly on a patients skin. This approach has clinically shown help with breached babies.(Source) Used in Asia for cardiovascular disease it has been found to be an anticoagulant.(Source) Research has also shown that borneol helps with inflammation,(Source) elimination of odors and pain management.(Source)

One of the most beneficial uses of borneol is how it helps with wound healing. Borneol can reduce the blood brain barrier similar to the terpene myrcene. This allows other medications to penetrate and absorb more readily.(Source) This function allows for a profound increase in wound healing.(Source)

Fibrosis has been traditionally thought to be irreversible. It is the increase in tissue around wounds. Fibrosis can lead to benign tumors, Crohn's disease, cirrhosis and a precursor for cancer. New research has shown that borneol can reverse fibrosis.(Source)


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