Terpene of the Month: Terpinolene

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on google
Google+
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Terpinolene is a terpene known for its complex aroma. Rather than having a distinct scent, it is made up of multiple herbaceous scents that come across as piney, floral, pungent, and occasionally sweet or citrus-like. Due to its fresh and pleasant smell, it can often be found in soaps and perfumes. It can be found in nature in plants such as nutmeg, conifers, apples, cumin, and lilacs. Among naturally occurring terpenes in cannabis, this one tends to be least common. Medically, terpinolene is an antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-fungal. Terpinolene is also used for its digestive aid and anti-tumor properties. The inhaled effects of this terpene tend to increase sedation and cause a relaxing sensation.

In general, terpinolene is most present in sativa strains, although does not appear to be passed down genetically in all cases. This is best seen in the strain Sour Tangie, which has high concentrations of terpinolene. The parent strain, Tangie, does not typically have high terpinolene concentrations.

About the Author
Becca
Becca is Keystone Shops' Marketing Manager

Related posts

Topicals vs Transdermals

Many Keystone Shops patients are very familiar with the Extra Strength THC Topical Lotion by Cresco. Now, we are excited to offer

GP Spotlight: Agri-Kind

Name: Agri-Kind LLC Located: Chester, PA Founded: 2019 Operating in: Pennsylvania  HQ: Chester, PA Contact: info@agri-kind.com Back in August 2019, Agri-Kind LLC was

Full Flower: THC and CBD

While cannabis plants contain numerous cannabinoids, there’s no doubt that THC and CBD are the most well-known of all. This is only

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

are you over 18?