EXPLORING THE CANNABIS TERPENE SABINENE
Found in the essential oils of the Norway spruce, Holm oak, nutmeg and Bay Laurel, as well as others. It is often used by the essential oil community and the food and fragrance industries. It brings a spicy kick to most anything it is mixed with.
A LITTLE ABOUT SABINENE
The odds are that you’ve had Sabinene as it is most often blended with things such as berry, citrus, mango, marjoram, nutmeg, pepper, raspberry, tropical and vanilla scents and oils by the food and perfume industries.
It is believed that just inhaling the aroma of many of the monoterpenes, such as Sabinene, can have a positive effect on you, giving credence to aromatherapy models.
Terpenes such as Sabinene are found in forests and people are regularly taking part in ‘forest bathing’ rituals now, where they peacefully enjoy deep breathing and meditation the forest for better health.
SABINENE: A NATURAL ANTISEPTIC
WHILE YOU HAVE LIKELY NEVER HEARD OF IT BEFORE, SABINENE IS RANKED AS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT IN ESSENTIAL OILS BECAUSE OF THE ANTISEPTIC NATURE OF THIS THERAPEUTIC TERPENE. WHILE IT IS ADORED AND FAVORED BY THE INDUSTRY FOR SCENT AND FLAVOR, THE MEDICINAL USES OF THIS TERPENE FAR OUTWEIGH THOSE PURPOSES.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SABINENE?
This terpene is mostly colorless to pale yellow. It is soluble in both water and in alcohol. It works as:
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY – IT HAS BEEN NOTED IN OTHER COMPOUNDS THAT ALL HAVE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY USES AND IT IS SURMISED THAT THAT SABINENE IS WHAT THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON.
ANTIOXIDANT – SABINENE HAS A RADICAL HUNTING ABILITY. IT SEEKS AND DESTROYS FREE RADICALS ROAMING IN THE BODY, MAKING YOU HEALTHIER AND POSSIBLY PLAYING A ROLE IN THE OTHER ABILITY THAT IT HAS AS AN ANTICANCER AGENT.
ANTI-FUNGAL – IT WORKS AS A POWERFUL AGENT IN TREATING FUNGI, ESPECIALLY TOPICALLY.
ANTICANCER – BY DESTROYING FREE RADICALS IN THE SYSTEM AND BOOSTING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, SABINENE HAS BEEN SHOWN EFFECTIVE IN SHRINKING AND REDUCING THE NUMBER OF CANCER CELLS IN TUMORS.
WHEN COMBINED WITH TEA TREE OIL, SABINENE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ANTIBACTERIAL QUALITIES OF THE OIL, MAKING TEA TREE OIL THE GREAT SOAP AND CLEANSER THAT WE ALL KNOW IT TO BE. MANY PEOPLE ARE TOLD TO BATHE PETS IN THIS SHAMPOO WHEN THEY HAVE SKIN FUNGAL INFECTIONS, BECAUSE THE SABINENE WITHIN THIS MIXTURE HAS A STRONG ANTI-FUNGAL QUALITY AND WILL PROVIDE ANTIBACTERIAL TREATMENT AS WELL.
More research is very necessary to unlock all of the benefits of this terpene. It is also notable that, depending on the source of the terpene, the usefulness may vary. When extracted from pine, for example, it is a far better antibacterial than when extracted from other plants.