What is Ocimene

What is ocimene in cannabis

The cannabis plant contains terpenes, such as Ocimene. It is these terpenes which gives 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.

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 with to helping 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 full spectrum CBD. Full spectrum CBD is extracted in a less aggressive way and therefore maintains the terpenes within it. Therefore it has 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.

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

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