Camphene is the terpene found in camphor oil, citronella, valerian, nutmeg, rosemary and some strains of cannabis.
The aroma is earthy, woody and herbal with a touch of pine, often referred to similar to that of fir needles.
Camphene In Skincare
With anti-inflammatory & anti-fungal properties it is beneficial for treating eczema & psoriasis. An ingredient in the cosmetics industry, often used in soaps, fragrances, lotions & creams.
Known as a powerful antioxidant, Camphene has been shown to lower cholesterol & triglycerides in blood and could aide in the prevention of heart disease.
It has also been shown to act as an expectorant in the treatment of coughs.
The antibiotic nature of camphene makes it beneficial in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections.
Interesting fact: Camphene used to be used as a lamp oil many years ago but was finally deemed unsafe because of the high combustibility. It was eventually replaced by kerosene.
As discussed in the Cannabis Consumption Methods and Understanding Terpenes post we discuss vaporizing. It is the method of smoking dried flower in a dried flower vaporizer. You can set the temperature to the perfect setting to get the most of the terpenes in your cannabis.
Camphene should be vaporized at 318F
Strains of cannabis that contain Camphene:
- Ghost OG
- Strawberry Banana
- OG Kush
- Banana Kush
Camphene vaporize at 318F
- found in: camphor oil, citronella, valerian, nutmeg, rosemary, cannabis
- aroma: earthy, woody, herbal
- powerful antioxidant
- can lower cholesterol and triglycerides in blood
- beneficial for eczema and psoriasis