#TerpeneTuesday-Aye Pinene!

Close your eyes and imagine a thick, woody forest after a rain fall. The sun is shining through the pines and you take a deep breath.

Wait don’t close your eyes, how are you going to read this? Sheesh. Long story short, you are imagining the smell that the a pinene terpene gives pine needles. It also found in parsley, orange peels, and basil!

Remember that terpenes are the fragrant oils secreted in the trichomes of cannabis? Of course you do! But for your friends who don’t know, wink wink, here’s some brush up material: Click here

  • Anti-inflammatory 
  • Helps counter short-term memory loss often caused by THC 
  • Alertness!
  • Helps improve airflow to lungs 
  • Antioxidant
  • Antibacterial 

    But wait, what is (a) pinene? It’s one of the two types of pinene. Alpha, or a, pinene smells like pine needles or rosemary (so good on zucchini mmm). Beta, or b pinene smells like parsley, dill, hops, or basil. I’m getting hungry. 

    Pinene is one of the most regularly appearing terpenes in cannabis. And that’s a good thing.  Cannabis can be identified by smell instead of having to know the chemical compound. There’s plenty of strains in indica, sativa, and hybrids with pinene!

    Pinene has been found to help relieve those suffering from asthma, Crohn’s disease, arthritis, and cancer. AND, it helps to give a sort of balance to the potency of THC, which is very beneficial in preventing feelings like anxiety and paranoia. 

    Power to the pine! Get to know more about this powerful, earthy smelling terpenes via the links below!

    Enjoy your evening bloggers!

    Links:

    https://herb.co/marijuana/news/pinene

    https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-pinene-and-what-are-the-benefits-of-this-cannabis-terpene

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