Updated: Jun 9
The most widely encountered terpene in nature, alpha-pinene is also one of the most common found in cannabis and by all accounts one of the most powerful. Add to body for mood pain inflamation memory alertness
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WHAT IS ALPHA-PINENE?
Alpha-pinene (sometimes referred to just as pinene or written α-pinene) is a colorless, organic oil with a fresh, earthy scent reminiscent of – you guessed it – a pine forest. In fact, it’s the very same terpene that gives evergreen trees their smell.
You’ll also find alpha-pinene in parsley, dill, basil, rosemary, and some varieties of citrus.
The most widely encountered terpene in nature, alpha-pinene is also one of the most common found in cannabis and by all accounts one of the most powerful.
WHAT DOES ALPHA-PINENE TREAT?
Like its sibling, beta-pinene, alpha-pinene is most famous for its anti-inflammatory benefits. These are helpful for diseases like arthritis, Crohn’s, and multiple sclerosis.
As far as other conditions go:
Working in synergy with THC, alpha-pinene acts as a bronchodilator, opening up airways at low exposure levels to help conditions like asthma.
Working with CBD and CBN, it has a broad spectrum of antibiotic properties, which work against diseases like MRSA.Alpha-pinene can also counteract unwanted effects of THC, such as anxiety and short-term memory.
It works by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase activity in the brain, which helps you retain memories more efficiently.
Other benefits include euphoria, increased alertness, reduced oil production in oily skin, and most excitingly, anti-cancer properties.
Studies suggest alpha-pinene can stop tumor growth and supplement chemotherapy treatments.
With all its forces against inflammation, pain, memory and respiratory problems, bacteria, viruses, and tumors, there’s no doubt alpha-pinene packs a medical punch.