#TerpeneTuesday-Terpinolene

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We covered a lot of terpenes last year, so let’s keep that same energy. Don’t forget, terpenes are the oily secretions found in herbs, plants, flowers, and produce. In cannabis, they give each strain not only their unique smell and taste, but also contributes to its healing properties. Click here to learn more!

Terpinolene: Found in alot of cannabis but rarely mentioned. Most cannabis strains have a very small percentage of this terp, but it still plays a major role.

When it comes to nose action, you’ll catch a whiff of flowers, citrus, and earthy notes. Basically a little bit of everything. As an additive found in many beauty and cleaning products, manufacturers use terpinolene to give products a “fresh” scent. Yup, that “mountain breeze” fabric softener you love probably has some amount of terpinolene. And there’s nothing wrong with that. This terpene is:

  • antioxidant
  • antifungal
  • sedative
  • antibacterial
  • anticancer

With the physical effects being sedative, I was surprised to find this terpene dominant in many sativa strains. Even more surprising, the sativa strains with terpinolene dominance still have sedative effects on the body, while still being categorized as a sativa. This terp will take you for a loop. But its benefits do not fall short of more well known terps such as limone and pinene.  (In case you didn’t know, sativa means the strain, or type, or cannabis is uplifting, good for focus, and provides energy)

I think I’ll call terpinolene the unicorn of terps. It’s in everything but seen as in nothing lol, while encompassing the smell, taste, and medicinal profile of many fellow terps. Gallop on terpinolene, gallop on.

 

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