EXPLORING THE CANNABIS TERPENE VALENCENE
Valencene is one of the lesser known terpenes found in cannabis, but that doesn’t make it less important. In fact, Valencene has a lot to offer. Let’s take a look at the properties of this classic terpene.
When combined with cannabinoids such as CBD and THC, the therapeutic effects of Valencene will help you focus, relieve stress, relax and get in the zone. Tangie, Agent Orange, and ACDC strains of marijuana will yield high concentrations of Valencene.
Many people love edibles that are made with high Valencene strains because of the delicious orange undertones that enhance the flavor of chocolate brownies and cakes. Chocolate and orange are a match made in Heaven, if you didn’t already know.
Undoubtedly, more research is necessary and human studies need to take place. Most research is done on rats, mice and gerbils in a lab setting. The human input has been mostly from those using medical marijuana for other purposes that have taken part in surveys and minimal research so far.
THE BENEFITS OF VALENCENE
VALENCENE AS A BUG REPELLANT
First of all, as with the majority of terpenes, this one keeps bugs away. It is commonly found in oranges and it gives its name to the Valencia orange variety due to the high concentration found in them. If you drop your nose into a jar filled with a strain of marijuana with high concentrations of Valencene, you will smell the sweet aroma of oranges. That’s Valencene at work.
Valencene repels mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks, better than DEET, with no harmful chemicals. Those of you who are already thinking about how to use this on your dogs can find it already in use in some flea shampoos for dogs and in natural flea repellent products.
VALENCENE AS AN ENERGY BOOSTER
Research conducted so far shows that Valencene is good at keeping you alert and focused, wide awake and cognitively on your toes.
VALENCENE AS A BRONCHODILATOR
It is also a bronchodilator so if you have asthma, take heed, this is the one for you.
VALENCENE: A NATURAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
It also works as an anti-inflammatory, which seems to be par for the course with most terpenes. They pack a powerful punch when boosting the immune system and help to keep you healthy and feeling no pain.
VALENCENE FOR CHEMOTHERAPY RECOVERY
This terpene also seems to enhance the way the body recovers from chemotherapy treatment, allowing the chemo drug therapy to work more effectively in the body, while the other cannabinoid benefits help to keep nausea and stomach upset to a dull roar. This is a good strain to use if you are feeling the negative effects of chemotherapy.