Terpenes A Closer Look At Farnesene

Terpenes A Closer Look At Farnesene

Farnesene is a terpene found in the skins of fruits, grape, basil, sage, chamomile, turmeric, hops, ginger, potatoes, ylang-ylang, gardenias, grapefruit, lemon, lime, nutmeg, quince, rose and some strains of cannabis.

The aroma is fruity, sweet, warm with floral woody notes.

Medical Benefits of Farnesene

Found to have antifungal and antibacterial properties Farnsene would be beneficial in the fight against bacterial and fungal infections.

Like many terpenes it has anti-inflammatory benefits, which is no surprise to see it in turmeric. Turmeric has substantial anti-inflammatory properties and is highly regarded in the health and wellness industry for having medicinal value.

Known to have strong anti-inflammatory properties, make it a possible treatment for arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and joint inflammation.

Farnesene has calming and sedative properties that can relieve anxiety. No surprise that it is found in chamomile, otherwise known as Sleepy Time Tea.

Being antispasmodic it relax muscles to reduce spasmodic episodes.

Recent studies have discovered that is also prevents tooth decay.

Farnesene is found in many indica dominate strains.

Farnesene As A Pheromone

Found to be a bug repellant in potatoes as well as other plants, it as been shown to synthesize this pheromone to keep the bugs away

The term farnesene refers to a set of six closely related chemical compounds which all are sesquiterpenes. Sesquiterpenes are found naturally in plants and insects, as semi-chemicals  e.g. defensive agents or pheromones.

It was also discovered that aphids release the pheromone upon death to warn away other aphids. Now that is something that needs to be researched further. Imagine a cannabis plant that naturally repels aphids would be incredible!

Did you know? Farnesene is found in the skin of apples and is currently being studied on it’s influence in Scald and apple storage. 

Vaporizing Farnesene

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.

Farnesene should be vaporized at 311F

Strains Of Cannabis That Contain Farnesene

  • Black Cherry Punch from North40
  • Tangerine Kush
  • White Rhino
  • Eagle Scout

Quick Summary

Farnesene Vaporize @ 311F

  • found in turmeric, skins of fruit, basil, sage, grape, hops, chamomile, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, lime, potatoes, ylang-ylang, nutmeg, quince, gardenias, rose, cannabis
  • aroma green apple, floral, sweet, warm, woody, juniper berry, citrus, herbal
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-tumor
  • antioxidant
  • antispasmodic
  • anti-bacterial
  • anti-fungal
  • calming effects
  • sedative

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