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Geranyl acetate

Geranyl acetate is an acyclic monoterpenoid as well as an ester of geraniol and acetic acid.

Molecular formula

C12 H20 O2

Molar mass

196.29 g

Physical state



hard to dissolve in water


Geranyl acetate is found in bitter orange peel, hemp, lemon balm leaves, and wild thyme.

Medicinal properties

The substance has a harmonizing effect on the central nervous system as well as anticoagulant and digestive properties. Besides, geranyl acetate is said to help with anxiety, nervousness, and inflammation.

anti-inflammatory sedative