THE CANNABIS TERPENE TERPINOLENE

EXPLORING THE CANNABIS TERPENE TERPINOLENE

Also found in lilacs, tea tree, nutmeg, cumin, and apples, the cannabis terpene Terpinolene is often added to perfumes and soaps on account of its fresh smell.

WHICH CANNABIS STRAINS CONTAIN TERPINOLENE?

While Terpinolene may be found in quite a few cannabis strains, those which contain quite a lot of this terpene include:

  • Dutch Treat
  • Sensi Star
  • Super Lemon Haze
  • Sour Tangie
  • Snowcap
  • Shipwreck
  • Sour Tsunami

WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF TERPINOLENE?

  • WHILE THE VARIOUS BENEFITS OF CANNABIS TERPENES ARE STILL BEING STUDIED, CURRENT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH POINTS TO TERPINOLENE AS AN EFFECTIVE SEDATIVE WHEN INHALED.

  • TERPINOLENE IS ALSO BELIEVED TO CARRY ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIFUNGAL QUALITIES AS AN ESSENTIAL OIL, WHICH MAY MAKE IT AN EFFECTIVE TOPICAL. 

  • LIKE MANY TERPENES, TERPINOLENE MAY ALSO BE AN EFFECTIVE INSECTICIDE.

  • FINALLY, CURRENT RESEARCH IS EVALUATING TERPINOLENE’S POTENTIAL IN THE REDUCTION OF HEART DISEASE AND INHIBITION OF GROWTH OF CANCER CELLS.