Terpene Spotlight: Delta 3 Carene

Jill/ July 25, 2017/ Terpenes/ 0 comments

Have you ever experienced red eyes or a dry mouth after using cannabis? You have this week’s terpene to thank for that! While cottonmouth is annoying, strains high in carene can help dry up a runny nose, excessive perspiration, or heavy menstruation.

Like many cannabis terpenes, carene is used in perfumes and flavorings. It has a pleasant aroma, similar to cedar with a hint of lemon. It also helps plants ward off mosquitos and other predators.

Terpene Tuesday from Medicine Box - Delta 3 CareneTherapeutic Uses of Carene

Cannabis Strains High in Carene

  • Arjan’s Ultra Haze
  • Skunk #1
  • Super Lemon Haze
  • Super Silver Haze

Other Sources Of Carene

  • Allspice
  • Basil
  • Bell pepper
  • Cedar
  • Citrus
  • Pine
  • Rosemary

Carene as a Functional Ingredient

While it doesn’t play a big role in our current product line, it is a helpful terpene. There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence of people using it to help them feel better when they have a cold. It’s also showing potential as a neuroprotective tool and there’s evidence it contributes to bone health and density.

While cottonmouth and red eyes are rarely desirable, those side effects might be a worthwhile tradeoff for anyone dealing with any type of excessive fluid production.

How to Eat More Carene


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