the cannabis terpene Pulegone
Pulegone: Where does it come from and how do we use it?
Pulegone is clear and oily. It has a wonderful scent that is much like camphor or peppermint. It is often used by the perfume and additive industries for flavoring in mints and candies, in perfumes and even in aromatherapy applications.
If too much of this terpene is consumed in very large quantities, it could potentially be toxic. This is because it is a very potent insecticide and is actually one of the strongest naturally occurring insecticides with mint bases. Heating Pulegone, however, removes the toxicity, so if you plan to eat it, or use it, simply heat it. Therefore, in smoked marijuana, it is extremely safe.
Which plants Contain Pulegone?
Plants other than cannabis that contain Pulegone are:
• Creeping Charlie
• Mentha longifolia
• Schizonepeta tenuifolia
• Bursera graveolens
By assisting with short-term memory loss, Pulegone can help to counteract the memory issues that can often be a part of THC use, a cannabinoid in marijuana that happens to be the one responsible for making you high.
What are the Health Benefits of Pulegone?
Pulegone can work as a muscle relaxer and has also been used for generations as a fever reducer. It is quite effective at both. Some research studies have shown that the brain and nerve cells can communicate more effectively with Pulegone. It will improve your memory.
Pulegone levels don’t occur in great quantity in cannabis naturally. It is actually in higher concentrations in Rosemary, but it may work synergistically with other terpenes and cannabinoids found in cannabis, for a greater effect or even more far reaching uses. The Rosemary connection, however, is why it is said that even inhaling Rosemary can boost your memory function. The Pulegone is the connection.
By assisting with short-term memory loss, Pulegone can help to counteract the memory issues that can often be a part of THC use, a cannabinoid in marijuana that happens to be the one responsible for making you high. THC is known for causing some interruption to memory and cognitive functions of the brain while in your system. Over the long term, THC may have linger memory effects as well. Pulegone may help to remedy this issue for some people.
When you are specifically seeking a strain of marijuana with Pulegone in it, seek out those with traces of Rosemary as they will always have traces of Pulegone in them. Pulegone can work to help with the following ailments and symptoms:
The common cold
Works as a diuretic for water retention
Spasms and cramps
When combined with peppermint oil, it can also sooth Irritable Bowel Syndrome and cramps associated with this problem. Because it is a an antioxidant, Pulegone will work as an anti-aging compound, keeping skin healthy and younger looking.
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