Farnesene is a unique terpene. This terpene is commonly found in the skins of various fruits such as apples, grapes, grapefruit and more. Farnesene is commonly found in nutmeg, turmeric, ylang-ylang basil, hops and many more. Unlike other terpenes, farnesene is a less common terpene in cannabis. The aroma is compared to the scent of green apple skin with scents of berry, wood and earthy undertones.
Chamomile tea is known for its sleepy time effects, but did you know that it has farnesene? Farnesene is the component in the chamomile that helps contribute to the relaxing effects the tea gives. Farnesene is also found in the potato plant and naturally deters common pests. Farnesene also deters aphids, a common pest that can attack cannabis crops.
Potential Medical Benefits
● Farnesene has the potential to be a sleep aid. There is research into this terpene being a natural sleep inducer.(1)
● Farnesene may be able to help decrease tooth decay.(2)
● Farnesene is found in turmeric which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Strains high in Farnesene
● FPOG (Fruity Pebble OG)
● Black Cherry Punch
● White Rhino
● Purple Punch