What are Terpenoids

Difference Between Terpenes and Terpenoids
A terpene is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon based on combinations of the isoprene unit. Terpenoids are compounds related to terpenes, which may include some oxygen functionality or some rearrangement, however the two terms are often used interchangeably.

Delta-3-carene is a bicyclic monoterpene with a sweet, pungent odor. It is found naturally in many healthy, beneficial essential oils, including cypress oil, juniper berry oil and fir needle essential oils. In higher concentrations, delta-3-carene can be a central nervous system depressant. It is often used to dry out excess body fluids, such as tears, mucus, and sweat.

It is nontoxic, but may cause irritation when inhaled. Perhaps high concentrations of delta-3-carene in some strains may be partially responsible for symptoms of coughing, itchy throat and eye afflictions when smoking cannabis.

Delta-3-carene is also naturally present in pine extract, bell pepper, basil oil, grapefruit and orange juices, citrus peel oils from fruits like lemons, limes, mandarins, tangerines, oranges and kumquats.

Carene is a major component of turpentine and is used as a flavoring in many products.

All About Carene

Carene is a monoterpene found in many beneficial and healthy essential oils, such as cypress and fir needle. It has a piney or earthy aroma, and it is also a component of medicial marijuana. In this article, we will discuss how it is beneficial to the user and how said user can expect to glean healthy effects from it.

In high concentrations, Carene is not only a skin irritant, but it can be used to depress the central nervous system. It is also anti-inflammatory, and can be used to dry out excess bodily fluids (like menstrual flow, tears, and runny noses).

So how do you know if Carene is right for you? If you are in a state where medical marijuana (or marijuana in general) is legal, then you would want to make sure a medical professional “okay’d” your use of a strain high in Carene (also known as 3-carene). Please be sure to do this research before usage! Marijuana is not legal and acceptable in all states, so make sure you are abreast of the laws in your area.

If you find yourself stuffy, and stuck with excess tears and a runny nose, this terpene might be right up your alley! For ladies who suffer from a heavy menstrual flow, medical marijuana containing Carene could be right what the doctor ordered. Again, it is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, so if you are sick, or suffering from inflammation, you could be in need of Carene.

So if this piney, earthy terpene is right for you, again, be sure to look into the laws and institutions for your area. Until marijuana is acceptable throughout the entire United States, we have to make sure we are treating ourselves within what is acceptable and legal.

Another great idea is to check with a medical professional, who can prescribe medical marijuana and knows which strains are the most beneficial for specific ailments.

If you’re wondering which strains contain Carene, chances are you’ve already found several! It is the terpene that is responsible for the dry mouth and red-eyed look that marijuana is famous for giving its users. So as long as it is legal where you live, and you have checked with a physician, the next time you feel sick or need some of those excess fluids dried up, get out your medical marijuana and enjoy the healthy benefits Carene has to offer.