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Exploring the Potential of Terpinolene: What Are the Benefits?


Terpinolene is a unique terpene that carries more than one aroma. It is found in apples, nutmeg, lilacs, sage, tea trees and other plants found in nature. It has a sweet, citrus-like flavour when found in cannabis. In more recent years scientists have been studying terpinolene. Scientists have been finding it has potential medical benefits.

Fun Facts.

The common uses of terpinolene vary. Terpinolene is used in air fresheners, personal care supplies such as shampoos, soaps, deodorants and more household items. Terpinolene is used in the manufacturing of resins and plastics. Terpinolene is used in flavouring for beverages and food items. 

Potential health benefits.

  • A 2015 study found that in small doses terpinolene has potent antioxidant effects. 

  • A 2013 study on mice concluded that terpinolene has sedative effects when inhaled. This has yet to be studied on humans, so it’s unclear if the same effects would be experienced. 

  • A study conducted in Turkey in 2013 found promising results of terpinolene treating brain cell cancer. Though there is more research needed, there is still a large possibility of it being able to help.

  • Terpinolene has antibacterial properties when found in the essential oil of tea trees. 

Strains high in Terpinolene

  • Lilac Diesel

  • Super Lemon Haze

  • Ghost Train Haze 

  • Clementine

  • Pineapple Kush

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