Phellandrene is basically a pair of both alpha phellandrene and beta phellandrene. They both have the same molecular structure and chemical properties. They consider both to be bond isomers. We can find it in tea tree oil.    

What is it? 

Altogether, people make Perfumes and essences when both alpha phellandrene and beta phellandrene mix together. They both are insoluble in water. Cannabis isn’t a common plant to have terpene. Nevertheless, that is why people consider it a secondary terpene. The Chinese use it in medicines and have done it for centuries.  

Phellandrene in everyday life: 

Furthermore, Ginger grass, cinnamon, angelica, lavender, mint, dill, parsley, and pine are a few of the sources of phellandrene apart from cannabis. If you wear frosted scents, you might have experienced it. People use it in French toast and dill potato salad. Generally, you can also experience it in a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream. You can also find it in oils of lavender and eucalyptus.  

Therapeutic properties of phellandrene: 

Moreover, this has great value and long history as far as eastern medicine is concerned. Researches are going on the effects of phellan-drene on cancer cells, Fungai, and inflammation. 


A study published in the journal Nutrition and cancer back in 2014. They found in that study that human liver tumor cells can be reduced by it. Same results, researchers got when tested on leukemia. They Researched to determine how alpha-phellandrene could affect clinical cases of cancer. 


A study published in the journal Botanical Studies back in 2017, which demonstrated that it has antifungal advantages. The study showed the removal of Fungai when they added phellandrene. Researchers concluded that alpha-phellandrene showed fungicidal activity that could control the Pennicilium cyclopean fungus in tomatoes. 


A number of terpenes naturally have to ability to be anti-inflammatory and this is one of such terpenes. But the mechanism used by it to get inflammation is different from other terpenes. 


A number of studies were conducted on animals to prove that it is also a pain reliever. Phellandrene along with other terpenes in the essential oil may have relieving effects of a number of pains. 

Role of phellandrene in cannabis: 

Firstly, Cannabis does not commonly have this terpene. Secondly, Unlike camphene and serene. Thirdly, it is not in abundance in cannabis. It adds really a delightful aroma to cannabis. However, If you feel a spicy aroma while having cannabis, means you just encountered it. 


Phellandrene is found in a number of medical and practical uses. It adds an additional aroma to the perfumes. 

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