Anyone who has held the plant or has been around someone who smokes it will instantly recognize the distinctive fragrance produced by marijuana. Over the past couple of years, the drug has gained popularity and increased notoriety for its mind-altering and addictive qualities. In fact, weed use has been confirmed to predate some of the pyramids. Besides the mind-altering chemicals, producers have now developed strains with distinctive scents, courtesy of marijuana’s personal perfumes called terpenes. Produced in the same glands as the psychoactive agent THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and the tamer CBD (cannabidiol), these oils can also add flavors including citrus, berry, pine, mint, and coffee. However, did you know that marijuana also contains another oil that gives it the familiar fragrance? Let’s take a closer look at the cannabis oil called terpinolene.
What Is Terpinolene?
Unlike terpenes like limonene and alpha-pinene, terpinolene is a sneakier customer. While found in a multitude of marijuana plants, these oils are only dispersed in small amounts and are the least common of the terpene oils. However, this does not mean it’s not a critical part of the plant. Many growers rely on terpinolene to create a distinctive taste and fragrance for their plants (known as terpinolene-dominants). Furthermore, terpinolene can improve the experience of ingesting pot, according to marijuana aficionados.
The Nose Knows
Terpinolene is also unique in that it is very hard to detect because of its complex fragrance. Other terpenes like limonene (lemon) or linalool (flowers) have very obvious perfumes. Terpinolene, though, has a complex aroma that mixed a fruity, lemony smell with overpowering evergreen. In other words, it is an oil with a “fresh smell.” You may now understand why this oil is a popular additive to soaps.
Catching Sleep and Soap
Scientists argue that terpinolene promotes a feeling of sleepiness and relaxation and can manipulate these qualities in designer strains. Likewise, a 2005 study revealed the oil may have antifungal and antibacterial properties, which also might be why it is such a popular ingredient for cleaning products.
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