Cannabis Pinene Terpenes: What Does It Do?

Cannabis Pinene Terpenes: What Does It Do?

Cannabis Terpenes are being researched everyday in Australia and the Pinene stands out as one of the most important components in the marijuana plant.

As the name suggests, Pinene has a unique smell of fir and pine. It belongs to a Bicyclic (means it has two embedded rings of atoms within its molecule) Monoterpenoid (belongs to the class C10 skeleton) family.

In its natural form Pinene is found in two structural isomers; alpha-Pinene and β-pinene.

β-pinene is a natural compound separated from pine needle oil and has cancer-curing properties. This isomer is available in very high quantities in nature. This is also used in different forms of ancient Chinese medicines.

These are the most critical forms found in Pine Resin. Pinene is found in non-coniferous as well as conifers plants and mostly located in balsamic resin, citrus fruits, and pine woods.

The above mentioned two isomers are the main components of wood turpentine. The main property of Pinene is it reacts with various other chemicals and form different types of terpenes like limonene and various other compounds. When mixed with THC, Pinene reduces the overall effects.

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