Pinene is a terpene found in rosemary, pine needles, fir trees, hops, parsley, dill, basil, sage, frankincense and some strains of cannabis.
Pinene is the most common terpene in nature
Medical Benefits of Pinene:
The ability of Pinene to work as a bronchodilator helps those with asthma by improving airflow to the lungs. It has also been found to protect the lungs against certain types of viral infections.
Like many terpenes, Pinene has been found to be a potent anti-inflammatory.
It acts an an analgesic and can affect the body’s pain receptors to reduce discomfort from conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. Combined with the anti-inflammatory properties that is one powerful terpene.
Pinene As A Neuro Protectant
Pinene is being studied into the effects of on Alzheimer’s, dementia, amnesia, cognitive dysfunction, and overall memory loss.
It has been found that it increases memory retention, mental focus, and promotes alertness.
Did you Know? Those little Christmas trees we hang in our vehicles are not just to make them smell nice. They contain Pinene and are to help keep the driver alert!
Other Places You Find Pinene:
That familiar piney aroma we have all experienced can be found in furniture polish, floor cleaners, air fresheners, and many household cleaners.
The scent of pinene is unattractive to insects and works well as an insect repellent.
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.
Pinene should be vaporized at 311F
Strains of cannabis that contain Pinene:
- Jack Herer
- Blue Dream
- OG Kush
- Critical Mass
- Kosher Tangie
- Grape Ape
- Bubba Kush
- LA Confidential
- Mango Haze
- Strawberry Cough
- Haze Berry
- Island Sweet Skunk
vaporize Pinene at 311F
- found in: rosemary, pine needles, fir trees, dill, basil, hops parsley, sage, frankincense, cannabis
- aroma: pine trees, turpentine
- anti depressant
- increases memory retention
- mental focus
- promotes alertness
- neuro protectant
- gastro protectant