Nerolidol is a less common terpene but still plays a vital role in cannabis. Sometimes Nerolidol is referred to as penetrol, peruviol, or trans-nerolidol. This terpene can be commonly found in citronelle, lavender, jasmine, lemongrass, tea tree oil, neroli and oranges. The scent of Nerolidol is described as a fruity and woody aroma that is similar to apples, roses, fresh tree bark and citrus. Nerolidol is commonly used in the food industry as a flavoring agent, along with being used in detergents and cleaning agents.

Fun Fact

While humans find the aroma of Nerolidol pleasant, it is not favored by common pests. It is used to help combat lice and spiders along with some fungus and parasites. Nerolidol in plants helps deter animals and insects from eating their leaves. Nerolidol is often referred to as the “calming” terpene as well as many patients seek it out for evening use.

Potential Medical Benefits

● A 2016 study published showed Nerolidol to be able to treat patients with a wide array of ailments such as ulcers, malaria, cancer and more.(1)
● Another 2016 study looked in depth at using Nerolidol for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease.(2)
● A 2007 study showed promise of Nerolidol being a great antifungal agent to treat various skin lesions.(3)

Strains high in Nerolidol

● Island Sweet Skunk
● Skywalker OG
● GG4 (Autrefois connue sous le nom de Gorilla Glue #4)
● Jack Herer
● Shiskaberry

Sources:
(1)https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301715588_Nerolidol_A_Sesquiterpene_Alcohol_with_Multi-Faceted_Pharmacological_and_Biological_Activities
(2)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4994214/
(3)https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17202684/

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