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Terpinolene (Ter-PIN-uh-leen)

Terpinolene, also known as alpha-terpinolene, is considered a minor terpene in cannabis.

Terpinolene has a woody and little citrusy smell

With proper dosage, terpinolene may can be effective against restless leg syndrome, hypertension, insomnia, anxiety, and even panic attacks.

Terpinolene is known for its anti-cancer, sedative, antifungal, antibacterial, sedative, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.

It is broadly used as a preserving and flavoring agent in food industry. 

Terpinolene blends in perfectly with vitamins and other chemical compounds.

About Terpinolene

Terpinolene is used for its immersive fragrance in cosmetics, soaps, and perfumes, and also as a vital component in some insect repellent products. Compared to other terpenes in cannabis, terpinolene is neither a pain-relieving nor an anti-inflammatory terpene. 

Terpinolene is studied for its antibacterial and antifungal properties but primarily for its mild sedative action. It does generate a high synergy performance capable of enhancing THC and CBD performance. 

What makes Terpinolene unique?
  • The antinociceptive qualities of Terpinolene does make it a good contributor for analgesic purposes.

  • Research is still ongoing to determine the potential of terpinolene for pain relief.

  • Terpinolene is recognized as a potential anticancer agent. 

  • With the right dosage, it may boost a calming and uplifting experience.

High-Terpinolene Plants






apple conifer trees, and

tea trees.

High Terpinolene Cannabis Strains

Dutch Treat

Jack Herer

Ghost Train Haze

Golden Goat

Golden Pineapple



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How Terpinolene reacts with your body?

Many consumers have reported the synergy as energizing, uplifting, and calming. However, terpinolene doesn’t have enough solid evidence like major terpenes for medical purposes. Studies suggest terpinolene may offer the following key benefits:

  • Reduced inflammation and oxidative stress 

  • Improved wound healing.

  • A research result of lab mice indicates that Terpinolene could mitigate inflammatory pain.

  • Terpinolene's potential antioxidant benefits could prevent organs damage, particularly heart and lungs. 

  • Terpinolene has shown potential in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. 


Far more research and clinical trials need to be conducted before landing into any conclusion. Recent consumer reviews and animal trials are interesting, but lack subjective evidence. Further human clinical trials can give a clear insight into terpinolene and its possible impact on human health. 

An essential oil, terpinolene works like a charm for its antibacterial and antifungal qualities. But could it be a working companion to cannabis? Terpinolene works effectively with medical phytocomplex or combined with other substances like vitamins. 

Effects on mood: If taken with cannabis, terpinolene may contribute to cerebral stimulation and create heightened energy. Consumer shave reported whizzing sound spirals. To some extent, this experience is positive and can lead to further productivity & focus. However, the inadequate dosage can lead to a negative experience, where one might feel trapped inside one’s head. 

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