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Beta-pinene (β-pinene)

Beta-pinene and alpha-pinene share the same plant sources.

It is a monoterpene; a natural compound that originates in plants.

B-pinene contains biological properties like an antibacterial, antidepressant, and antimicrobial; making it suitable for therapeutic qualities and characteristics.

Beta pinene helps migrate short-term memory impairments while using THC in high concentration.

B pinene is mostly known for its a spicy, woody and piney smell.

βeta-pinene is typically used in essential oils, perfumes, and as flavoring additives.

What is Alpha-pinene?

β-Pinene is a bicyclic monoterpene usually known for its diverse biological activities. Beta-Pinene looks like a light yellowish liquid with a pine woody odor. B-pinene is an extraordinary compound in cannabis, but lacks further research. The ongoing research shows evidence of having similar benefits and properties to alpha-pinene.

Application & Uses

Beta pinene incorporates Bronchodilator, anti-inflammatory properties, which can increase mental alertness and overall cognitive functions.

Further studies have proved their usefulness in bronchodilation, pain relief, neuroprotection, epilepsy and cancer treatment. Beta pinenes are also globally recognized as an antidepressant, antiseptic, and antioxidant and can be used to treat conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia.

As of now, Beta pinene has the following uses:

  • B-pinene is used as the raw material of synthetic Myrcene.

  • B-pinene can synthesize Linalool, Geraniol, Nerol, Myrac aldehyde, Lyral, Ambergris and other essences.

  • B-pinene is used in everyday chemicals like phenyl or other industry applications.

Beta Pinene Cannabis Strain

Jack Herer

Dutch Treat


Blue Dream

God Bud

Mango Haze

Haze Berry


Island Sweet Skunk

OG Kush

Bubba Kush


LA Confidential

Strawberry Cough

Royal Jack

Beta Pinene and Its Effect with Cannabis

Beta pinene is one of the most potent terpenes with promising properties. 

It can be used to minimize the adverse effects of THC, particularly short-term memory loss or anxiety. The proper concentration of beta pinene and THC can help maintain alertness, concentration, and energy. Additionally, b-pinene can also be combined with the sedative myrcene in some varieties.

  • Beta pinene can cross BBB, i.e., Blood-Brain Barrier. 

  • B-pinene has some favorable characteristics and can be helpful in treating cancer. 

  • β-pinene is used in medicine as an expectorant, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, and local antiseptic.

  • β-pinene also crosses the Hemato encephalic barrier – acting as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor.

  • β-pinene boosts memory improvement.  

  • Beta Pinene and Alpha Pinene are used in medicine as bronchodilators, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and local antiseptic.

Does Beta Pinene Get You High?

No, both alpha pinene and beta pinene won’t get you high.

Beta pinene can deliver an energizing and uplifting cannabis effect. They don’t bind to cannabinoid receptors as THC does. However, you may feel a slightly enhanced mood. A person suffering from anxiety will experience a slight euphoria, but the overall effect is somehow manageable. 

Surprisingly, alpha pinene and beta pinene have shown an entourage effect in cannabis. There’s been evidence that alpha pinene and beta pinene can counteract the adverse reactions of others. Pinene obstructs the stimulation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which regulates different functions in the body.

Since pinene decelerates the breakdown of acetylcholine (the chief neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic nervous system), it can alleviate some side effects of THC, for example, short-term memory impairment.

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