There are two types of pinene, alpha-pinene (α-pinene) and beta-pinene (β-pinene). Cannabis contains α-pinene, and as the name infers, has a strong aroma of pine needles and sage. In fact, it is an incredibly common terpene present all throughout the plant kingdom and can be found in plants and herbs such as spruce and fir trees, dill, and parsley.
If you have a strain that’s high in pinene, what kind of positive effects might it have on you?
- Asthma Relief: As a bronchodilator, pinene can help to improve airflow to the lungs, and thusly reduce asthma symptoms. It has been found to have the ability to open up air passages, and in certain studies it has been shown that pinene’s antibacterial properties can neutralize the spread of harmful bacteria that can cause viruses, and has been seen to slow the spread of bronchitis.
- Inflammation Reduction: Pinene has anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to be an effective way to lessen painful inflammation from conditions such as arthritis, MS, and cancer.
- Improve Alertness & Memory Retention: Short term memory loss associated with THC can be combated by pinene. It has been shown to increase focus so you can stay more concentrated on a task and not forget what you were doing.
- Cancer Fighting: Several studies have been done on α-pinene as a cancer inhibitor, and the terpene has been shown to significantly reduce the size of cancerous tumors.
If you’re looking for a pinene-rich strain, we encourage you to speak with someone from our team since many factors can contribute to terpene presence.
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