World of Cannabinoids and Terpenes
What is Sabinene?
Written by Dr. Pepper Hernandez ND, Ph.D. & CTC
By now many of you have heard of terpenes and may or may not know what they are. They are naturally occurring chemical compounds found in plants and some animals. They are responsible for the aromas, flavors and even colors associated with various types of vegetation. In terms of cannabis, terpenes are what make certain cultivars smell or taste different from others. Which may be the reason why you gravitate towards a certain flower to smoke.
This month we will be discussing the wonderful terpene Sabinene. Sabinene is a secondary monoterpene, it may not be one that you see all that often. This terpene may flavor your food and offer a smell to numerous sorts of edibles. It is a natural component found in a wide variety of essential oils and various cannabis plants and cultivars.
Sabinene is the chemical responsible for the spicy, lemony, and piney aromas found in some cannabis cultivars. Sabinene is found in higher amounts in hazy cannabis cultivars, enhancing woody, citrus, and mint-like aromas. Its smell is reminiscent of pines, oaks, and oranges, with spicy hints of black pepper.
Sabinene has been used for wound healing in several branches of traditional medicine from around the world. The characteristics of this amazing terpene are also used in Western medicine. Sabinene, found in essential oils, serves as an antioxidant renowned for its efficacy due to its strong radical scavenging properties.
Not only does it smell good but it also has a wide range of biological and pharmacological activities. For example after much research they have have found it to be anti-fungal, antiviral, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperglycemic, anti-parasitic, antioxidant, and antimicrobial. Sabinene demonstrates that it has enormous potential by inhibiting oxidation, which contributes to skin aging.
Sabinene is helpful with:
Cultivars that contain Sabinene:
Not all cannabis cultivars are alike, and as organic farmers continue to breed their specific genetics, users need to know what a cannabinoid profile is. Knowing the flower, they are sampling can bring the best experience and outcome, and help to make an educated decision on what will be the best product for their medical ailment. Please check with your cannabis therapy consultant for more guidance.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. The information provided is derived from research gathered from external sources. Please check with your Cannabis Educated Primary Health Care Physician or Educated & Trained Cannabis Therapy Consultant before beginning any new diet or lifestyle change.
Written by Dr. Pepper Hernandez ND, Ph.D., CTC, BCHP in ECS & Naturopathic Medicine, Cannabis Therapy Consultant, The Founder and Education Director of the Cannabis Holistic Institute. To find out more about her Telemedicine Consultations, Educational Programs, YouTube videos, and other creative content, you can find her on the massive inter-webs on all platforms or at drpepperhernandez.com.
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