Carene : Know Your Terpenes
Wondered why cannabis usually causes the eyes and mouth to dry?
If you’ve ever wondered why cannabis usually causes the eyes and mouth to dry, among other mucous membranes, you have terpenes to thank. Carene, being an anti-inflammatory, is a terpene that contributes to reducing excess fluids, especially those of inflammation, however, can also be an irritant to both eyes and skin.
Despite this, its therapeutic qualities have been linked to improving calcium production in bone cells. A study published in 2007 went on to prove that a “low concentration of 3-carene stimulates the differentiation of mouse osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 subclone 4 cells,” which means it can offer even humans potential in fighting against metabolic bone disorders.
This terpene, like many other terpenes found in cannabis, has a pungent pine-like scent that’s slightly sweeter than most – with a hint of citrus.
Strains with higher traces of carene include Super Silver Haze, Super Lemon Haze, and Arjan’s Ultra Haze.
Remember, terpenes affect each of us differently depending on our body chemistry and what compounds are present that they can act synergistically with – so keep this in mind when searching for alternative therapies.