Camphene

Definition - What does Camphene mean?

Camphene is a common terpene found in the cannabis plant. It occurs most prominently in indica strains.

Terpenes, such as camphene, are what gives marijuana its distinct flavor and aroma. They are also believed to have certain healing properties. Camphene works an anti-inflammatory and has antibiotic features. It also appears to show great promise in controlling cardiovascular disease in users.

Hydrolife explains Camphene

Camphene has a woodsy smell with a touch of fir needles. Researchers have found that it can reduce triglycerides and plasma cholesterol. It also appears to have strong anti-fungal properties. When mixed with Vitamin C it becomes a highly potent antioxidant.

Although camphene is a terpene found in marijuana plants, it also occurs in varying strengths in citronella, sage oil, ginger oil, camphor oil, and valerian oil.

Historically, it has been used in food additives and fragrances. It has even used to flavor chewing gum. During the 19th century, it was used as a fuel in lamps but it is extremely explosive and it fell out of popularity.

The marijuana plant utilizes terpenes, including camphene, to attract pollinating insects and repel grazing herbivores. Researchers have found that the terpenes of the marijuana plant feature many health benefits, making them beneficial for medical marijuana users.

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