Pinene is one of the most researched cannabis terpenes to date. Pinene comes in two varieties: Alpha-Pinene and Beta-Pinene. Alpha-Pinene carries the scent of pine tree and rosemary. Beta-This terpene is responsible for the scent of dill, hops, basil and parsley. Alpha-Pinene is the most commonly referenced terpene that is found in cannabis.
Pinene is responsible for the smell of pine needles. The pleasant, clean and uplifting aroma you experience when in the forest is Pinene. It can also be found in some citrus fruit rinds such as lime and lemon. Pinene is also found in turpentine which is used as a paint solvent, in detergents, medicines and other household cleaners. Pinene has a scent that insects are not fond of, making it a potential insect repellent.
Potential Medical Benefits
● Pinene has been found to help open airways in the respiratory system. This could be helpful for people who have asthma, bronchitis and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).(1)
● A study conducted in 2013 showed that Alpha-Pinene can reduce tumor size and could be considered a potential anticancer agent.(2)
● Pinene has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, meaning it can help reduce inflammation in patients with Crohn’s disease, arthritis and other chronic illnesses that cause inflammation.(3)
Strains high in Pinene
● Blue Dream
● OG Kush
● Jack Herer
● Dutch Treat