Cadinol is an alcohol as found in myrrh.
Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for safer use with fragile populations (like the elderly). Alcohols can be sensitizing when oxidized, so proper storage is important.
Links to Plants Containing Cadinol
The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. This compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective human use of any herb listed.
SMOOTH MUSCLE RELAXANT
- T-cadinol from myrrh was a smooth muscle relaxant on isolated guinea pig ileum and inhibited cholera toxin-induced intestinal hypersecretion in mice. From: Claeson, P., Andersson, R., & Samuelsson, G. (1991). T-cadinol: a pharmacologically active constituent of scented myrrh: introductory pharmacological characterization and high field 1H-and 13C-NMR data. Planta medica, 57(04), 352-356
- T-cadinol from myrrh was antibacterial against Staphylococcus aureus and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. From: Claeson, P., Rådström, P., Sköld, O., Nilsson, Å., & Höglund, S. (1992). Bactericidal effect of the sesquiterpene T‐cadinol on Staphylococcus aureus. Phytotherapy Research, 6(2), 94-98.