You might have heard that people buy terpenes, such as p-Cymene also known as Para-Cymene.
In the land of terpenes, there are thousands. But directly relating to Cannabis, possibly between 20 and 200 that you will most frequently come across. Depending on how much of an aficionado you are I suppose.
Here’s our breakdown on what is para-cymene, it’s benefits and what’s this about a distinctive aroma?
Welcome to our guide on the aromatic pleasure of P-Cymene.
What is Para-Cymene?
First up, if you hadn’t read our other guides, I’ll quickly explain ‘Terpenoids’. These for mary jane fans are cannabinoids that occur in plant matter. It is these compounds that give certain herbs and plants their aroma and effects.
Now, P-Cymene, or in it’s full form, Para-Cymene.
Cymene is a terpene found in cumin, coriander, thyme, oregano and cannabis. The common form of cymene is p-cymene. This is extracted as a colourless liquid with a mild citrus scent. You will find this as an ingredient used in cakes and confectionary, as well as fragrances.
Let’s get our science hats on and look at it’s molecular Instagram profile photo.
What are the benefits of Para-Cymene?
Just as with many essential oils and organic compounds, there are potential benefits to your well being and potential help to alleviate some of your health conditions.
Para-Cymene’s benefits have been suggested to be:
- Antibacterial properties
- Antifungal properties
- Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory uses
- Potential to help with pain relief
Where are these claims made to P-Cymene Benefits?
The experimental data demonstrate that p-cymene possesses anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities.Department of Physiology, Universidade Federal de Sergipe
This quote was made by research scientists in Brazil and published in peer reviewed journals. Let’s see what else there is.
…results provide information about the anti-hyperalgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of PC suggesting a possible involvement of the opioid system and modulating some pro-inflammatory cytokines.Department of Physiology, Morphology and Biological Sciences. Universities of Sao Paulo, Alagoas and Sergipe
You get any of that? We don’t blame you if it all seems a little confusing, but it appears that Brazil are really taking a keen eye on this study.
This may be down to the fact they have an abundance of as yet untested plants, but the results look promising. Needless to say, our list of potential benefits, do have some basis in scientific studies.
Where to buy Para-Cymene?
Para-Cymene exists within cannabis. THC based Cannabis is not legal to buy here in the UK, however, you can still experience the terpenes within full-spectrum and broad-spectrum hemp products.
If you prefer to purchase P-Cymene in it’s oil form, we also stock wholesale and retail a range of container sizes of this interesting terpenoid.
A number of our e-liquid products also contain a host of elements such as P-Cymene and you can browse the ingredient list before you buy. If you need some help, don’t hesitate to drop us a message in the chat box and we will make the suggestions for you.
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What about the smell?
How did we forget about the smell!
Para-Cymene has a mild citrus aromatic scent and is also used in scents and home fragrances. Long has it been used in the way many essential oils have as a form of aromatherapy.
The citrus scent comes from it’s origins in plants such as :
- Bay leaf
- Dill leaf
With it’s mild and musky citrus aroma, it is found in many a perfumer’s toolbox as a constituent additive. You may even be wearing it now!
You will find a number of CBD Vape Juice contains this element such as the Pineapple Haze from Dutchie Originals.
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