World of Cannabinoids and Terpenes
What is Octanol?
Written by Dr. Pepper Hernandez ND, Ph.D. & CTC
There are over 150 different types of terpenes in the cannabis plant. Although most terpenes are present in trace amounts, the most prominent ones work together to give different cannabis cultivars their distinct aroma profiles.
Octanol is a rare terpene in cannabis and produces a pleasant floral aroma. Octanol is found in frankincense, which is an aromatic resin used in incense and perfumes. This terpene is also common in celery seeds, so that gives you a faint idea of the aroma.
Primary terpenes are abundant in cannabis and are responsible for the fragrance created by cultivars. Secondary terpenes are present in modest concentration and contribute to the cultivar’s effects. Octanol is a secondary terpene.
Terpenes have a variety of biological effects. Octanol is known for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, according to scientists. It has a potent anti-inflammatory in its molecular synergy when combined with pinene and linalool.
Octanol is known to be helpful with:
Not all cannabis cultivars are alike, and as organic farmers continue to breed their specific genetics, users need to know what a cannabinoid profile COA 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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