Aroma: Herbaceous, menthol
Vaporizes At: 415ºF (213ºC)
Potential Effects: combating fatigue, stress, and recovering from illness
Potential Medical Value: anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive, antiviral
Also Found in: mint, rosemary, mugwort and camphor
Borneol is a terpene with an herbaceous menthol aroma found in mint, rosemary, mugwort and camphor. It is used in Chinese medicine for combating fatigue, stress, and recovering from illness. Borneol exhibits anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive and antiviral properties. It is a potent inhibitor of herpes simplex virus type 1.