Terpene Tuesday: Pinene
Pinene is the most common terpene in the plant world, Found in things like pine, rosemary, basil, and many other plants – including cannabis.
Terpenes play a huge role in the cannabis experience, it is estimated that 10-30 percent of the smoke resulting from the combustion of cannabis flowers is from terpenes.
Terpenes interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system in a similar way that cannabinoids like THC do and can lead to effects like uplifting (limonene and pinene) or relaxation (linalool). Terpenes can be the reason your cannabis makes you hungry, sleepy, feel pain relief, and more.
As we stray away from the standard Indica and Sativa classifications we have found that Terpenes and Cannabinoids are far more important in determining the experience you will get from smoking a particular cultivar.
The terpene Pinene has been found to be Great For:
- Mental focus and Energy.
- Anti-inflammatory – arthritis, crohns, fibromyalgia
- Bronchodilator (helps open airways)
- Pain relief
- May help combat short-term memory impairment associated with THC
- One of the most promising areas of pinene’s efficacy is against cancer
Found in Strains:
- Grape Ape
- Blue Dream
Think Sativa when you think of pinene – strains high in this terpene are often found to uplifting and energetic, boosting mood, sometimes boosting appetite, Creative thinking, euphoria, but also relaxation.