Terpene Focus: Terpinolene

The richness of a meal that has been prepared with herbs like sage, rosemary, nutmeg, and cumin reach your soul through your nose and give you a hug. A key reason for that is the terpene called terpinolene. This naturally occurring chemical compound is a crucial background player that provides so many benefits like antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties.1

There has been some research to suggest that terpinolene is a sedative however it seems only when in isolation. When paired with THC, it appears to act as a stimulant and is often found in sativa strains. The more researched aspect of terpinolene revolves around its antifungal property. One of the most common uses of terpinolene is in tea tree oil which is known for healing things like dandruff, ringworm, and even a fungus found in plants like wine grapes.2

Strains that have higher terpinolene counts include Golden Pineapple, XJ-13, and Dutch Treat. Another popular strain is Jack Herner. This spicey, piney sativa is commonly reported as providing an uplifting, creative energy.

What are some of your favorite strains? Which terpenes are in it? We would love to hear from you!

Further Reading:

  1. Emma Chasen, “Terpenes: Terpinolene,” 02/19/20, https://myfeelstate.com/terpenes-terpinolene/
  2. Dr. Ado Rae, “Terpinolene,” 06/50/22, Weedmaps; https://weedmaps.com/learn/the-plant/terpinolene
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