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Bergamotene is mainly classified as alpha-bergamotene and beta-bergamotene

Bergamotene has a spicy, woody aroma; making it a popular ingredient for perfumes and skincare products

BERGAMOTENE's primary purpose is plant pollination. It does not induce endocannabinoid effects.

It is a very rare, less common terpene found in cannabis

Its name is derived from the bergamot plant, the preliminary source of alpha Bergamotene.

About Bergamotene

Bergamotene is a less known & less common terpene found in cannabis, and it is a part of isomeric chemical compounds having the molecular formula, C15H24. Bergamotene Terpene is mainly classified as alpha-bergamotene and beta-bergamotene. However, its classification depends on the location of the molecular bonds.

Does it contain endocannabinoid effects? Bergamotene lacks psychotropic or endocannabinoid effects. Thus, there is no evidence of having any psychotropic effects on the neurological system.

Surprisingly, Bergamotene has found its place in the food, personal care, and medical industries. Its spicy, woody aroma does make it a perfect ingredient for the formulation of perfumes. On the other hand, its anti-inflammatory properties can be valuable to skincare products

Plants containing Bergamotene




Copaiba plant





Black pepper

Lemon oil, and


Strains high in Bergamotene


Lemon Haze

White Recluse

What does Bergamotene do?

Bergamotene is a pheromone (a chemical element that triggers a sexual arouse in the plant). In simple terms, it attracts some insects to fulfill the role as pollinators.

For example, the coyote tobacco plant produces trans alpha Bergamotene, which attracts the hawkmoth to help pollinate the tobacco flowers. But sometimes, the hawkmoth layers its eggs under the leaves to feed larvae. In this case, the plant starts producing trans alpha Bergamotene during the day to attract insect predators. 

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