Terpinolene : Know Your Terpenes
Known to help fight against a number of species of bacteria and fungi.
While most terpenes act as a pain-relieving agent or as an anti-inflammatory, terpinolene does neither. Instead, it’s known to help fight against a number of species of bacteria and fungi, and attributes to cannabis’s sedating and anti-cancer effects.
It has a similar aroma to pinene and terpineol, being woody, pine-like, and with a hint of floral not unlike lilac. Terpinolene is normally isolated from trees, but can also be found in apples, nutmeg, lilacs, and cumin.
If you’re searching for this terpene, you can find it in strains like Pineapple Jack, Lemon Sour Diesel, Afghani, and Jack Herer.
Its boiling point is 363 degrees Fahrenheit, so vaporizing this terpene in your cannabis won’t happen so long as you keep your cooking temp at 350 or less.
Remember, terpenes affect each of us differently depending on our body chemistry and what compounds are present they can act synergistically with.