The cannabis terpene Terpinene
-A little about terpinene
This terpene is highly prized for its scent. Allspice and cardamom are rich in the fragrance of Terpinene. It has a bit of a spicy taste by itself, adding a little zing to anything it appears in.
If you have ever eaten Mediterranean dishes with cardamom, then you’ve enjoyed Terpinene by way of the cardamom. It adds some of the spice to the food, giving it that warming kick.
the future of terpinene
As more is learned about Terpinene, there will undoubtedly be more focus on creating new strains with higher potency for this particular terpene because the public hears about it, learns new things, and then they want it. The market will always respond accordingly. Right now, the demand is not as high, but if you are seeking a strain with antifungal properties, with the same benefits as tea tree oil may have to offer, then you won’t go wrong with either of these two strains.
It’s highly likely that it will also have the same benefits as other terpenes, which seem to include being anticancer agents, antifungals, antioxidants, and antimicrobials. No matter how you slice the cake, it’s a great cake to have and while science is working hard, far more research is going to be needed for this terpene.
what are the health benefits of terpinene?
Tea tree oil naturally contains Terpinene and this undoubtedly has much to do with the antiseptic, antifungal properties of the tea tree oil that it is so well-known for throughout the world.
Terpinene is a powerful antioxidant which normally always goes hand in hand with anticancer powers as well. More research needs to be conducted on Terpinene specifically as it has not has as much attention as some of the other terpenes or terpenoids as of yet.
Terpenes have mostly been used by the food and drug industry as flavoring agents, and for and giving the perfect aroma to a food, a candle, or a perfume. Eastern medicine based in herbal studies has always been far ahead of Western medicine in this respect. Only now, with marijuana becoming more popular, are scientists working to unlock all of the puzzle pieces that come together to form the medicinal benefit of medical marijuana.
Different strains of marijuana have been crossed to create new strains that are higher in some terpenes than others as we learn the medicinal usefulness of each terpene, terpenoid, and cannabinoid. Sentinel and Warwick #1 are two the medical marijuana strains available right now with the highest concentrations of Terpinene available.
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