Terpene Tuesday: Terpinolene!

Happy Terpene Tuesday!

Today’s Terpene is: Terpinolene

Pronunciation: Ter·pen·o·lean

What does it smell like?

This specific terpene aroma is more multi-dimensional- Piney, floral, herbaceous, citrusy, fresh, diesel, sharp

What is it found in?

Found in Lilacs, Nutmeg, Cumin, Apples, Tea Tree

What strains are pre-dominantly Terpinolene heavy?

Dutch Treat, XJ-13, Golden Pineapple, Ghost Train Haze, Chernobyl, Jack Herer, Durban Poison

What effects/benefits does Terpinolene offer?

Terpinolene is another unique terpene that is usually found in smaller amounts and considered a “lurker”. Thus Terpinolene is a strong component within the Entourage effect as it offers up certain benefits and effects through smaller amounts and is amplified by all the other components of the cannabis plant.  Terpinolene is usually found in THC dominant strains as it is not found within CBD at all. 

Terpinolene offers uplifting effects but mostly cerebral stimulation including whizzing creative thought spirals, stimulating conversation, productivity, and focus as well as heightened energy! This terpene is perfect for socializing, cleaning, doing art; anything that ultimately gets the creative juices flowing. Even though this terpene is pre-dominantly mirroring Sativa strains and effects, Terpinolene provides anti-anxiety effects and helps ease and aid in panic attacks. 

There are some minor sedative effects but only enough to offer up some minor body relaxation when paired with a high THC content. Usually Terpinolene is found in THC dominant strains, however when paired with certain terpenes, such as Linalool, it can be moderately sedative and help aid in insomnia and other sleep issues. When paired with Linalool, Terpinolene can also act as a natural anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. Helpful to relief inflammatory conditions and can help oxidative damage associated with cancer.

Terpinolene and Terpinolene rich essential oils may also ease distress from restless leg syndrome, help reduce the risk of heart disease, and aid in hypertension. However when paired with high THC content, Terpinolene can cause a racing heart rate, anxiety inducing, and paranoia. So if you are a consumer that is sensitive to "Sativa-like" effects, and high THC content, I would be wary of strains with high Terpinolene!

Resources:

https://strainprint.ca/understanding-terpinolene/

https://weedmaps.com/learn/the-plant/terpinolene

https://www.leafly.com/news/strains-products/least-common-terpene-terpinolene-effects

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