Terpinolene is a type of Terpene found in marijuana plants and determines the plant’s unique flavour and scent profile. Some studies suggest that these terpenes might work to alter the experience while high. This is commonly referred to as the ‘entourage effect’, the idea is that cannabis compounds may work in tandem with terpenes to create an overall different experience.
What is Terpinolene?
Terpinolene is a type of terpene commonly present within sativa-dominant cannabis plants. Its complex scent profile is often described as smelling piney, floral, and herbaceous with slight hints of citrus.
It is typically used commercially in soaps, insect repellent, and sometimes perfume. Studies have shown that it may act as a sedative, potentially promoting calmness and inducing sleep.
It can also be found in:
- Tea Tree
Potential Benefits of Terpinolene
Studies have potentially shown that Terpinolene has a slew of potential benefits. It reportedly may show signs of acting as an antibacterial, anti-depressant, and a sedative.
Potentially Antibacterial Properties
Terpinolene may be linked to antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral activity specifically against periodontopathic and cariogenic bacteria. These forms of bacteria commonly create tooth decay and periodontitis. This may mean that Terpinolene is a useful treatment against bacteria and viruses
May Have Sedative Qualities That Help With Sleep
Additionally, when inhaled, Terpinolene has been shown to potentially provide a sedative effect to mice. It was reported that there was a significant drop in motility of the mice after inhaling the terpene. This could potentially mean that it may be used to help treat anxiety and insomnia.
Might Be Linked to Antidepression
People have reported that the presence of the terpene in their marijuana has potentially led to them feeling energetic, happy, and uplifted, providing an antidepressant-like effect.
Terpinolene Uses and Applications
Terpinolene may be a good CBD oil to consider utilising for aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is a form of healing treatment that uses aromatic oils to improve the overall health of a person. Upon inhalation, the molecules from the terpene can be directly sent through the olfactory nerves and into the brain, where its potential benefits may be used.
Where Can I Buy Terpinolene?
Terpinolene is a common terpene found in cannabis plants, and studies have shown that it may have antibacterial properties, and sedative qualities and may even be linked to antidepression.