Terpineol has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is a natural response of the body’s immune system to injury, infection, or foreign substances. However, chronic inflammation can lead to tissue damage and is associated with a number of diseases, including arthritis, asthma, and cardiovascular disease.
Research has suggested that terpineol can reduce inflammation by inhibiting the activity of pro-inflammatory cytokines, molecules that play a key role in the inflammatory response. By blocking the production of these cytokines, terpineol may help reduce inflammation and the associated tissue damage.
In addition to inhibiting cytokines, terpineol has been shown to inhibit the activity of enzymes involved in the production of inflammatory molecules, such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes. By reducing the levels of these inflammatory molecules, terpineol may help alleviate inflammation and associated symptoms.
It’s worth noting that much of the research on terpineol’s anti-inflammatory properties has been conducted in animal and in vitro (test tube) studies, and further research is needed to determine the effects of terpineol on human inflammation.