Terpene Tuesday: Delta 3 Carene!

Happy Terpene Tuesday!

Today’s Terpene: Delta 3 Carene

Pronunciation: Delta 3 - ˈkaˌrēn 

What is Delta 3 Carene found in?

Basil, Bell Peppers, Rosemary, Turpentine, Juniper

What does Delta 3 Carene smell like?

Earthy, Cedar, Citrus, Sweet, Herbal, Cypress

What strains are pre-dominantly Delta 3 Carene heavy?

Ak-47, OG Kush, Skunk, Jack Herer, Super Lemon Haze, Super Silver Haze

What effects/benefits does Delta 3 Carene offer?

This last terpene is another simple terpene that is known for its ability to assist with bone health, it's ability to induce red eyes and cottonmouth, and it's ability to fight inflammation. Like some of the other lesser known and more simple terpenes, Delta 3 Carene is found in plant essential oils, is a common ingredient in cosmetics, fragrances, and food as a flavoring agent for things such as OJ, salad dressing, teas. Delta 3 Carene is also an industrial strength insect repellant! 

Delta 3 Carene has a unique ability to draw out liquids! This means that this terpene can dry out various liquids in the body as well as induce dilation of the blood vessels. Because of this, this terpene is sometimes included in antihistamine remedies and products that meant to dry out excessive liquids such as menstruation or mucus. This can be extremely helpful in preventing drooling associated with ALS. But, because of its ability to dry out the body it can cause red eyes and cottonmouth due to the lack of liquids. So when smoking or ingesting something with high concentrates of Delta 3 Carene, be sure to have water or eye drops on hand to help combat the more unwanted effects of this terpene. 

This terpene is most commonly known for its ability to improve and promote general bone health and overall healthy bone structure. It has been said it can help repair diseased and damaged bones and can assist with the treatment of bone diseases. So, because of this, this terpene can be extremely helpful to those that suffer from Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis.

Delta 3 Carene is also said to help combat inflammation, as well as act as an anti-fungal agent and fungal treatment. Which can help provide relief for diseases, disorders, and ailments that include inflammation.  Lastly, this terpene promotes mental focus and concentration and in combination with Limonene and Eucalyptol can be useful for conditions like ADHD and depression. With its ability to promote focus and physiological concentration can potentially be beneficial for the treatment of Alzheimers. 

Resources? 

https://leafwell.com/blog/delta-3-carene/

https://medmen.com/blog/wellness/terpenes-411-delta-3-carene

https://cannabisaficionado.com/delta-3-carene/

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