Basically, geraniols are the basic component of citronella oil, rose oil, and palm rose oil. Also, We can have this terpene in the essential oil of geranium, lemon and many flowers, fruits and vegetables. With this purpose in mind, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antimicrobial and antifungal properties.

What are they?

by the same token, the scent of this type of terpene is similar to honey and rose like. However, Because it has a floral profile, using it to manufacturing perfumes and other scents. It is also used in many fruit-based products to add extra flavour to them. It is used to give orange flavour to cough syrup and watermelon flavour to hard candies.

Geraniols in everyday life:

Also, If you love eating sweets, you must have encountered this type of terpene because geraniol is often for increasing the flavour of both ice cream and candies. Furthermore, many other products like body lotions and soaps also have it.

Therapeutic properties of geraniols:

A number of researches in recent years proving that type of terpene can fight against serious medical conditions.


Geraniol has successfully shown the properties to reduce inflammation, especially in animals. It works better in traumatic spinal cord injuries and cell survival. A study wrote in the European Journal of Pharmacology showed that this terpene had anti-inflammatory effects.


A literature review of a study wrote in the International Journal of Oncology back in 2016, explaining that study, “Geraniol controls a variety of signalling molecules and pathways that represent tumour hallmarks; these actions of geraniol constrain the ability of tumour cells to acquire adaptive resistance against anticancer drugs.”

Antibacterial and antifungal:

A study wrote in the journal Microbios. Moreover, this study combined tested five aromatic constituents of essential oils (cineole, citral, geraniol, linalool and menthol) to investigate antifungal and antibacterial properties. This terpene was in the second position as far as fighting against bacteria was concerned.

Role of geraniol in cannabis:

In addition, headband, Island Sweet Skunk, Afghani, Lavender and Amnesia Haze are a few of the cannabis varieties which are rich in geraniol. Such strains are rich with geraniol, they have a pleasant floral aroma and fruity flavour.


A rosy scent and sweet taste are the surface pleasures of the geraniol terpene, but the benefits may go much deeper with the terpene possessing antibacterial and antifungal properties, as well as potentially treats inflammation and cancer.


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