Ocimene Terpene


Published January 25, 2021

By Cannabizzzjane


| Oys-ee-mean | Noun

Naturally occurring in different plant species such as mango, kumquats, tarragon, mint and, basil are just some of the few. With its herbaceous scent, sweet and floral-like aroma, cosmetic companies in recent years using this terpene in their perfume to add its complex flowery scent.

Despite being one of the most abundantly found monoterpenes in nature, ocimene is still not as heard of as its fellow terpenes.

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Does Ocimene Have Any Health


Cannabis strains high in ocimene will provide more coughing and throat irritation than other cultivars that don't display the terpene. While this is not the most sought after effect, ocimene is a decongestant, helping the body expel mucus and phlegm stuck in the lungs.

A study done in 2014 suggests ocimene can be a great anti-inflammatory. The flower, Citrus unshiu provides an essential oil high in ocimene. The positive reaction from the oil could suppress inflammatory cytokines, a molecule in the human body that signals an inflammatory response, including interleukin and necrosis.

Other possible health benefits:

  • Expectorant

  • Anecdotal

  • Anti-microbial

  • Anti-viral

Cannabis Strains High In Ocimene

  1. Purple Haze

This sativa dominant strain get its name purple from its flavour profile, some say they taste grape soda when lighting up. This strain was popularized by Jimi Hendrix's 1967 classic song,

  1. Strawberry Cough

Known for its sweet burst of strawberry fields and an expanding sensation that can make even the most seasoned consumer cough.

  1. Golden Goat

This cultivar is insane, if you can put your finger on its aroma please let us know. Golden Goat, more specifically from the LP Top Leaf, smells of, RAMEN NOODLES.

  1. Space Queen

Space Queen is a legendary hybrid created by famed breeder Vic High of BC Growers Association. A cross between Romulan and Cinderella 99.

  1. Sour Diesel

Those who regularly enjoy consuming Sour Diesel, have said they felt euphoric with a long lasting high providing a simply bubbling smile with excitement and vibrancy.

  1. Chernobyl

Chernobyl is a sativa dominant strain with a 20:80 indica/sativa ratio.

  1. Clementine

Clementine is a energizing sativa-dominant strain that is made by crossing Tangie with Lemon Skunk. This strain is loved for its sweet taste and citrus aroma. ... This strain is loved for its sweet taste and citrus aroma.