Hey there! Welcome back to #TerpeneTuesday
This week we’re diving right into Carene, or more specifically, Delta-3-carene.
In high concentrations, Delta-3-carene can be used as a central nervous system depressant making it highly effective when treating depression.
Delta-3-carene is also useful as an anti-inflammatory. Used to dry out excess body fluids like menstrual flow, mucus, tears and sweat. Those looking to use medical cannabis for the common cold just need to find strains high in this terpene!
Ever enjoyed a strain that gave you itchy, red eyes and terrible cotton mouth? Delta-3-carene is to blame! Strains high in Carene can cause itchy throat, coughing, and eye irritation.
Naturally found in bell pepper, basil oil, rosemary, pine extract, grapefruit, and orange juices; citrus peel oils from fruits like limes, mandarins, tangerines, lemons, oranges, and kumquats, Delta-3-carene is abundant in many common plants, fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Used as a food additive for flavouring, many say Delta-3-carene smells of sweet cedar and often tastes like lemon.
Many studies have been conducted on Delta-3-carene’s part in helping to alleviate the symptions of arthritis, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and other conditions resulting from systemic inflammation. All with positive results!
In fact, a study has shown is that Delta-3-carene stimulates your memory and increases memory retention. Medical professionals are hopeful that Delta-3-carene may someday be used to treat cognitive memory diseases such as Alzheimer’s.