What is Ocimene

So what is Ocimene and what does Ocimene do? This guide seeks to explore that. Full disclosure, we aren’t scientists. Well, I have a science degree, but that was more related to quadrants and coastal erosion – still it kinda sounds good right.

what is ocimene
What is Ocimene

The cannabis plant contains terpenes, such as Ocimene. It is these terpenes which give each strain of cannabis its varying aroma and effects. There are thousands of terpenes in the plant world, and around one hundred in the cannabis population.

We get asked a lot of questions from those looking to buy terpenes, so we wanted to put together the most comprehensive Terpene wiki we could.

This guide hit’s on What is Ocimene and what can it do?

What is Ocimene and what are the effects?

You might recognise this terpene by its sweet and woody aroma, some may describe it as slightly citric. You can find it within lots of plants and herbs such as: mint, orchids, kumquats, basil, pepper, parsley and cannabis. It is used in products such as perfume and some cosmetics.

Effects and benefits you might experience from this terpene include:

  • Decongestant
  • Antifungal
  • Antiseptic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral

With full-spectrum CBD and cannabis products being sort after as an alternative medicine there is lots of research going into it. Further to the above, studies have found further promise for this terpene to help enhance memory. Research has also looked into the terpene and found it to have strong anti-fungal properties and more.

You can see some of these studies here

Full spectrum CBD

You will find terpenes in some full-spectrum and broad-spectrum products. Full-spectrum CBD is extracted in a less intensive way and therefore maintains much more of the terpenes within it.

Therefore it has what is known as the entourage effect. This is the term used to describe the way in which the terpenes and other compounds, such as CBD, work together. Having terpenes within your CBD will give you unique and added benefits.

The less aggressive extraction of CBD will mean that there is a trace amount of THC. However, with such a small amount there will be no psychoactive effects.

What can Ocimene do? (The known benefits)

According to Science Direct there is in the field of botanical medicine indications that Ocimene has the following effects:

  • Anti-convulsant
  • Anti-tumour
  • Anti-fungal

You can purchase full-spectrum CBD in the form of an oil or e-liquid from us here. These are the most bioavailable ways to take CBD, meaning that they enter your bloodstream faster.

The faster it is in your bloodstream, the faster it takes effect. So if you’re coming in from the UK, use our fast shipping too. We hope you have a little clearer a picture now of what is Ocimene and what does Ocimene do.

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