Terpene Tuesday: Phytol

It’s Tuesday so let’s talk terpenes! Specifically, let’s talk about phytol – a terpene less known for its aromas but more for its antioxidant properties. 

Spill The Tea

Phytol is a terpene produced by plants as part of the process when chlorophyll breaks down. It’s not quite as aromatic as most terpenes but does give off a slightly grassy, herbal scent. You can smoke your phytol and drink it too; it’s commonly found in green tea, including sencha and matcha. People are always saying that green tea is so good for you. Phytol, and its antioxidant properties, are part of the reason. 

Phytol is also found in many multivitamins as it helps synthesize both Vitamin E and Vitamin K. Not to be outdone by other terpenes, it can also be found in household cleaners, fragrances, shampoos, cosmetics and detergents. 

It Does Matcha Good

Did we mention phytol has antioxidant properties? It’s worth it to do so again. It has also been found to be antitumor, helping to fight both liver and breast cancers. If that’s not enough to convince you to start smoking strains with phytol and drinking green tea, phytol also helps fight inflammation, reduces pain, is anti-anxiety and has analgesic effects. Fire up the kettle and light up that joint. 

Strains High in Phytol

Being a less common terpene doesn’t make phytol a lesser terpene. Phytol rich strains can produce a relaxing and sedative experience. 

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Get That Grass

With its lightly grassy aromas, phytol is less aromatic than many of the more commonly found terpenes. But it’s definitely a terpene to seek out for its numerous therapeutic benefits and antioxidant characteristics. 


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