Cymene is a terpene found in cumin, oregano, coriander, thyme, grapefruit, orange, anise, mace, eucalyptus, cilantro as well as over 100 other plants and some strains of cannabis.
The aroma is woody, spicy and musty with hints of sweet citrus.
The Benefits Of Cymene
Similar to many terpenes like Geraniol, Camphene, and Ocimene, Cymene is an anti-inflammatory.
It has also been found beneficial in the fight against cancerous tumors.
The analgesic properties in Cymene assist in numbing and soothing pain.
Because it is a natural anti-oxidant, the anti-bacterial properties make it a contender in fighting antibiotic resistant infections. Those properties make Cymene an important ingredient in topicals and has been discovered to be effective against candida.
Cymene As A Neuroprotectant
In low doses it was found to affect neurotransmitters which helped improve memory, attention and motivation. This could be a treatment option for those who suffer from attention and mood disorders.
It has also been discovered that Cymene stimulates appetite and has been used in recovery from cancer treatment as well as eating disorders.
Other Places You Find Cymene
The anti-microbial, and anti-bacterial compounds of Cymene can be found in many household cleaners.
It is also used in the cosmetic and fragrance industry for it’s sweet citrusy aroma.
Used as an essential oil for its energizing effects, it is often used in aromatherapy.
Currently being used as a food additive as well flavouring component in the food industry. There are ongoing studies that it should be considered in maintaining foods like fresh produce because of its anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties.
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.
Vaporize Cymene at 350.6F
Strains of Cannabis that contain Cymene:
- Mango Kush
- Lemon Skunk
- Ghost Train Haze
- White Shark
- Agent Orange
- Berry Punch
- Blueberry OG
- Cherry Limeade
- Moon – Up Cannabis
- Eldo – Up Cannabis
- Grace – Up Cannabis
- Kosher Kush – 48North
Cymene vaporize at 350.6
- found in cumin, oregano, anise, thyme, coriander, marjoram, grapefruit, orange, cilantro, mace, eucalyptus, cannabis
- Protective against acute lung injury