Terpenes A Closer Look at Phellandrene

Terpenes A Closer Look at Phellandrene

Phellandrene is a terpene found in ginger, lavender, mint, dill, allspice, black pepper, fennel, parsley, pine, cinnamon, eucalyptus and some strains of cannabis.

The aroma is minty, peppery, woody with hints of citrus.

Benefits of Phellandrene

It has been discovered that Phellandrene has show to be a anti-cancer terpene. Studies of Phellandrene have shown that the terpenes significantly decreased the viability of human liver tumor cells. Further studies have shown similar results against Leukemia.

With strong anti-bacterial and and antifungal properties, it has been used for many centuries in Chinese medicine in the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections.

Found to be a beneficial treatment to reduce phlegm and works well as an expectorant.

With analgesic properties, it reduces pain sensitivity and has been found to have promising effects on several types of pain, including neuropathy

Phellandrene has shown the ability to boost energy and has antidepressant effects.

Other Places You Find Phellandrene

Because of it’s pleasing scent, Phellandrene is used in aromatherapy and massage oils  as well as the cosmetic and perfume industry.

It can also often be found as a food flavouring in things such as mint, pepper, allspice and cinnamon.

Phellandrene is a strong anti-microbial it inhibits the growth of microorganisms.

In one experiment it was tested as an anti-fungal on tomatoes. It was found to be a barrier against fungus.

Because of those strong anti-fungal properties it is used to fight athletes foot and ring worm as well as other fungal infections.

Vaporizing Phellandrene

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 Phellandrene @ 340F

Strains of Cannabis That Contain Phellandrene:

  • Trainwreck
  • Jack Herer
  • Ace Of Spades
  • SAGE
  • Dogwalker OG
  • Super Lemon Haze


Quick Summary:

Phellandrene vaporize @ 340

  • found in: mint, ginger, cinnamon, pine, dill, parsley, all spice, black pepper, fennel, lavender, eucalyptus, cannabis
  • aroma: minty, peppery, woody,  citrus
  • anti-cancer
  • anti-bacterial
  • anti-fungal
  • anti-microbial
  • expectorant
  • insecticidal
  • anti-inflammatory
  • energy booster
  • antidepressant
  • analgesic

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