Terpene Spotlight: Delta 3 Carene
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.
Therapeutic Uses of Carene
- Helps fight inflammation
- A potential antifungal agent
- Promotes bone growth in mice
- May help prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia
- It has sedative properties
Cannabis Strains High in Carene
- Arjan’s Ultra Haze
- Skunk #1
- Super Lemon Haze
- Super Silver Haze
Other Sources Of Carene
- Bell pepper
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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