Citronellol is a terpene found in some cannabis strains as well as plants like citronella, eucalyptus, basil, and rose. It has a sweet, floral aroma and is used in perfumery. Early research shows citronellol may help open airways. It demonstrated neuroprotective effects in a study on brain cells.
“This strain has a lovely rose scent from the citronellol terpene.”
Citronellol is most commonly used in fragrances, especially floral ones. Its sweet, rosy aroma makes it a popular component in perfumes. Beyond perfumery, citronellol has shown promise in some medical studies. One study on brain cells found citronellol exhibited neuroprotective effects. The cells pretreated with citronellol had greater survival rates when exposed to a toxic chemical. Another study showed citronellol helped open constricted airways in rats. Inhaling citronellol may have similar therapeutic effects for humans with respiratory issues.
While more research is still needed, the early findings suggest citronellol could potentially help protect the brain and open airways. Seek out strains high in this terpene if you want to experience its effects. Start slow until you know how it affects you.