What are the Benefits of Pinene?

What are the Benefits of Pinene?

Pinene is a terpene or an aromatic compound that is generally found in the cannabis. If you are wondering how this terpene smells like then, it smells more like a forest pine tree. There are many terpenes including Pinene which is actually fragrant oils and are secreted in the trichomes of marijuana.

These compounds are best known to provide adaptive protection from predators and are quite beneficial for humans. Not to mention, this important terpene can easily be found in orange peels, conifer trees, pine needles, turpentine, dill, rosemary, parsley, and basil.

From a medical point of view, Pinene benefits humans in the form of a bronchodilator. This means that it is quite helpful to treat the symptoms of problems associated with the respiratory system. To help you better understand this commonly found terpene; let us have a look at some of its major benefits.

Pinene and Its Great Benefits

You must have heard about cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. Different cannabinoids have distinctive effects and so do terpenes. In fact, terpenes are unique attributes which significantly contribute to the complete strain composition.

So what are the benefits of terpene and how can we use it to treat different medical conditions? Well, as stated earlier, Pinene is highly beneficial. Some of its well-recognized benefits include;

  • Bronchodilator which helps to improve airflow towards lungs
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Promotes alertness
  • Help eliminate short term memory loss issue, directly associated with THC.

One thing to note is that all of these effects are actually modulated by some other compounds. For instance, various strains which contain higher levels of the myrcene terpene (a sedative terpene) may not create the same alert effects that are mentioned above.

Thus, it is very important to consider the complete chemical composition of the strain when you look for a particular effect.

Cannabis Strains with High Pinene

If you are looking for the cannabis strains that contain high Pinene, you must know that it depends on various environmental factors including flowering time, grow medium, and cure processes. All of these strains have quite a genetic potential to generate a higher level of Pinene. But this can only be known by conducting a lab-test.

Pinene has a very strong aroma that easily let your nose follow the various other strains which contain this particular terpene. If you have explored the pine-scented products you can find many strains that are best known to treat asthma fight inflammation and promote focus.

Pinene also helps to fight off cancer by facilitating apoptosis and by becoming anti-proliferative. Some of the other properties of Pinene include antioxidant, antibacterial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative.

Pinene Effects on Body

Pinene is a well-recognized terpene. It also has direct effects on our bodies. It can help you to perk up an open your eyes in case your attentiveness wanes. As you enjoy cannabis, the terpene negates the memory loss issue. Not to mention, you can also reduce the problem of oily skin by consumption of Pinene.

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