Pulegone is a terpene found in peppermint, spearmint, rosemary, pennyroyal, Creeping Charlie, catmint, hops, blackcurrant, clover, catnip and some strains of cannabis.
The aroma is sweet and minty with hints of rosemary.
Benefits of Pulegone
Ongoing research of Pulegone has shown huge potential in therapeutic settings.
It has been found that it aides in the communication between the brain and nerve cells. By modulating acetylcholine in the brain it facilitates this communication and helps in memory retention.
Its use also has been found to increase cognitive performance and alertness.
Like many terpenes Pulegone is antifungal, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial in nature.
Often found in cough syrup it is an expectorant and loosens mucus in sinuses as well as the lungs and can help ease congestion and mild respiratory illnesses.
It has also been used in fever reduction.
Did you know? Large amounts can be found in Rosemary which is said to help in memory retention and counteracts short term memory loss.
It has been found to has sedative properties and can help boost relaxation and calmness.
Other Industries You’ll Find Pulegone
Like the terpenes Borneol, Farnesene and Geraniol, Pulegone is a very effective natural insecticide.
Because of the minty aroma and flavour it can be found in toothpastes and mouthwash as well as many dental and oral hygiene products, including gum and breath mints.
Used in the perfume and cosmetics industry, as well as in essential oils used for aromatherapy. It is also commonly found in candles for its minty aroma.
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 Pulegone at 435F
Strains of Cannabis that contain Pulegone:
- OG Kush
- Pink Kush
- Candy Kush
Pulegone vaporize at 435F
- found in: peppermint, spearmint, rosemary, pennyroyal, Creeping Charlie, catmint, hops, blackcurrant, clover, catnip and some strains of cannabis.
- aroma: sweet & minty
- muscle relaxant
- improves memory
- gastrointestinal treatment
- fever reduction