Terpinolenes

First, among all the terpenes in the cannabis plant, this type of terpene is one of the most common terpenes. It gives a woody aroma mixed with floral and citrus aroma. However, it is also knowing as an alpha terpinolene.

What s terpinolenes?

Sage, lilac, rosemary, conifer, apple trees, and tea trees are the natural source of terpinolene. Also, it is part of a number of essential oils. As a matter of fact, the benefits we get from it are antifungal, antibacterial, and anticancer.

Finding Terpinolene

Phellandrene terpene is famous for having energizing effects while this type of terpene causes drowsiness because it has sedative properties. These sedative properties are responsible to reduce anxiety and take both mind and body into a state of calmness. Nevertheless, We can find terpinolene in lilac scented body lotions, oils, soaps, and other cleaning agents.

What does terpinolene smell like?

The sniffing woody aroma of the pine cone means you are smelling terpinolene, Pinecone has terpinolene in them. Furthermore, In the same way you have experienced this type of terpene if you ever stirred rosemary in some source.

What is terpinolene good for?

Researchers have been researching about this type of terpene for its antifungal, antibacterial and sedative uses.

Therapeutic properties of terpinolene:

Antifungal:

Basically, Considering tea tree oil as of one of the best remedies as an antifungal agent for a long. A study published in the journal of Applied Microbiology back in 2015. This study established a link between tea tree oil and antifungal activity.

Antibacterial:

For instance, A study published in the journal Natural Product Research back in 2010. The study showed that terpinolene has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

Anticancer:

That being said, Back in 2013, a Turkish study conducting on animals to study the possible connection between this type of terpene and the destruction of cancerous cells. Also, the researchers wrote, “Our findings clearly demonstrate that TPO (terpinolene) is a potent antiproliferative agent for brain tumor cells and may have potential as an anticancer agent, which needs to be further studied.”

Sedative:

Back in 2013, a study was conducted on animals in which this type of terpene is one of the active ingredients of essential oil. Basically, the animals inhaled that essential oil which had a sedative effect on them.

Role of terpinolene in cannabis:

A number of cannabis consumers support the narrative that cannabis eases their migraines when they smoke cannabis rich in terpinolene. Because this type of terpene calms both mind and body including the whole nervous system of the human body. Significantly, It is a natural remedy for insomnia.

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