Definition - What does Aromadendrene mean?
Aromadendrene is one of more than 100 terpenes that are commonly found in the cannabis plant. Terpenes such as aromadendrene give the plant its distinctive smell and flavor. They also appear to have an effect on the body’s endocrine system and may help cannabinoid receptors more readily absorb certain cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
Researchers continue to study the benefits of terpenes in medical marijuana. Terpenes such as aromadendrene appear to also modify the blood-brain barrier to help THC more readily pass. They also influence the body’s serotonin and dopamine production. This is why some users experience feelings of sleepiness, boosted energy, happiness, calmness, or improved concentration while ingesting various strains of marijuana.
Hydrolife explains Aromadendrene
Aromadendrene and other terpenes are secreted in the cannabis plant’s glandular trichomes. The plant uses the aromatic terpenes as a survival mechanism. The highest concentration of terpenes occurs on the female cannabis plant’s flowers right before senescence. It is believed that the aromatic terpenes are excreted to attract pollinating insects to the flower.
The scent of the terpenes also repels destructive insects and herbivores which may consume the plant. Aromadendrene is said to have an earthy, woodsy smell of medium strength. It is also used in essential oil creation, and, in addition to cannabis plants, is also found in oils of eucalyptus trees.
Depending on the strain, aromadendrene and other terpenes can make the plant smell like cheese, skunk weed, blueberries, citrus, diesel fuel, or a wide array of other scents.
Cannabis connoisseurs typically enjoy the aroma and flavors produced by the plant’s terpenes every bit as much as the other benefits marijuana offers.