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Terpene Spotlight: Delta 3 Carene

Have you ever experienced red eyes or a dry mouth after using cannabis? You have this week’s terpene to thank for that! While cottonmouth is

Have you ever experienced red eyes or a dry mouth after using cannabis? You have this week’s terpene to thank for that!

While cottonmouth is annoying, strains high in carene can help dry up a runny nose, excessive perspiration, or heavy menstruation. Like many cannabis terpenes, carene is used in perfumes and flavorings. It has a pleasant aroma, similar to cedar with a hint of lemon. It also helps plants ward off mosquitos and other predators.

Therapeutic Uses of Carene

Cannabis Strains High in Carene

  • Arjan’s Ultra Haze
  • Skunk #1
  • Super Lemon Haze
  • Super Silver Haze

Other Sources Of Carene

  • Allspice
  • Basil
  • Bell pepper
  • Cedar
  • Citrus
  • Pine
  • Rosemary

Carene as a Functional Ingredient

While it doesn’t play a big role in our current product line, it is a helpful terpene. There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence of people using it to help them feel better when they have a cold. It’s also showing potential as a neuroprotective tool and there’s evidence it contributes to bone health and density. While cottonmouth and red eyes are rarely desirable, those side effects might be a worthwhile tradeoff for anyone dealing with any type of excessive fluid production.

 

How to Eat More Carene

Roasted chicken with allspice and citrus from The view of Great Island

Oven roasted mini bell peppers with rosemary from Katie’s cucina

Sausage, mozzarella & basil stuffed peppers from Brown eyed baker

Chicken with rosemary, red bell peppers and olives from McCormick

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