Isopulegol is monoterpene alcohol, a useful ingredient for the production of fragrances in perfume industries. It is also used as a starting material in the manufacture of menthol by the hydrogenation process.
Isopulegol is a terpene present in cannabis, distinctive for its potent minty aroma and taste. Isopulegol is the chemical precursor to menthol and is also found in lemongrass and geranium. Some potential health benefits of isopulegol include anti-inflammatory, gastroprotective and antiviral effects.