#TerpeneTuesday-Opulent Ocimene

Happy Terpene Tuesday Blogees!

Terpenes play a major role in the characteristics of every type of cannabis. These are oily secretions produced by cannabis, produce, and herbs. In addition to contributing each strain’s unique smell and taste, terpenes also contain many of the medicinal benefits found in cannabis.

There are about 10 well known terpenes in the cannabis world, even though there are over 200 found in cannabis. 200!!! One lesser known terpene is called ocimene, and this botanical booster is a terp doing work!


Ocimene is found in a ton of different plants, including basil, mint, parsley, mangoes, and orchids. It has a unique blend of several types of scents, making it perfect for perfumes and air fresheners; floral, woodsy, and a little earthy. Some of the medical benefits:

  • Antiviral
  • Antifungal
  • Antiseptic
  • Decongestant
  • Antibacterial

Two popular strains high in ocimene are OG Kush and Sour Diesel. With a boiling point of about 66 degrees Celsius, it’s a good idea to vape strains with this terp at a low temperature.

Ocimene may not be well known, but it is certainly popular in the medicinal world. This terpene has been studied for ages for it’s antifungal effects, and now in cannabis!

To learn more, check the links below. Have a happy Terpene Tuesday!



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