Sabinene : Know Your Terpenes

This terpene’s scent will remind you of winter holidays.


This terpene’s scent will remind you of winter holidays, being piney and citrusy with a dash of spice similar to nutmeg. And yes, it is found in nutmeg, along with black pepper, Holm oaks, and the Norway spruce. Surprisingly, it’s found in carrot seed oil too, which can give carrots their earthy, ‘green’ flavor.

Sabinene has been used to treat inflammation and has been found to neutralize damaging free radicals. Various studies have shown that sabinene possesses strong anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties as well, especially against salmonella which causes food poisoning. It can help in relieving intestinal gas and aid in the peristalsis of food. This may be why sabinene has been linked to improving digestion and may also be used as an anti-ulcer therapy.

However, sabinene works best when combined synergistically with other terpenes in cannabinoids, or CBD.

Concentrations of sabinene are generally low in cannabis, though you can find it in most strains that emit either a peppery or piney-mint scents that remind you either of the holidays or pumpkin pie.

The boiling point of sabinene is 325 degrees Fahrenheit, so ensure this terpene isn’t exposed to heat above this point to avoid its vaporization.

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.