exploring the cannabis terpene Cedrene
Known for its woody fragrance and most generally found in the oil of cedar or juniper trees, Cedrene is considered to be pretty versatile. Commercially, cedrine is a favorite terpene of the perfume and oil industry, being used in soaps, cleaning products, and more, because of its incredible astringent properties on top of the scent of cedar, which is associated with a clean, fresh scent.
A Little about Cedrene
- Cedrine has anti-inflammatory properties that combines with other terpenes and cannabinoids in cannabis for an intense entourage effect.
- In ancient times, the oil of cedar was used as a base for paint, but other civilizations have also distilled the oil from cedar and juniper trees and used it for purposes such as an astringent and an antibacterial.
- Two studies conducted on essential oils concluded that Cedrene has potential as a tumor-killing agent on human cells and, therefore, may have the potential to be a cancer treatment with more research.
Cedrene and Camphene
Cedrene brings all of these potential benefits to cannabis and it also adds a very woodsy fragrance to the strains in which it is present. Being one of the secondary terpenes, it is directly related to Camphene and has similar qualities.
cedrene in the body
Research still ongoing is looking at Cedrene as a possible treatment for T-cell cancers, such as leukemia. It has shown promise in this respect but research will continue until there is more conclusive evidence based on actual trials. It takes many years to get to the point of clinical trials, but scientists are very hopeful about what they’ve seen from Cedrene so far.
Since cannabis already offers amazing therapeutic effects for cancer patients, this is just one more reason that cannabis needs more thorough research in the line of cancer treatments.
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