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Terpinolene: Everything You Need to Know

June 30

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Everything you should know about Terpinolene with AltMed

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:

  • Lilac
  • Tea Tree
  • Nutmeg
  • Cumin
  • Apple
  • Sage
What is Terpinolene with AltMed

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.

What are the potential benefits of Terpinolene with AltMed

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?

If you are interested in buying Terpinolene or even other terpenes, then consider looking through AltMed. We offer a big catalogue of alternative medicine including our Focus & Flow Terpenes that contain Terpinolene and a select few other terpenes and oils.

Key Takeaways

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.

If you would like to dive into the world of alternative medicine, consider checking out what we have to offer and reading our frequently asked questions page.

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