Monday, April 27, 2015

The Benefits of the Terpene p-Cymene in Cannabis

p-Cymene is a terpene found in cannabis at a low dosage. It is a volatile monoterpene that an essential oil found in coriander, cumin, oregano, eucalyptus, thyme and cannabis. High concentrations of p-Cymene can cause nausea, headaches, agitation and even loss of consciousness.
Used in its natural form in low concentrations it benefits as an antimicrobial and fragrance.(Source)

Cannabis has a low concentration of p-Cymene allowing it to be safe for consumption. The terpene can give a carrot or orange odor. It has antimicrobial, antifungal and AchE inhibiting properties.(Source) The inhibition of AchE prolongs the duration of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine. This neurotransmitter can lower blood pressure by inhibiting cardiac muscle to contract.(Source) It also is used during eye surgery to make the eye muscles contract and constrict the pupil.(Source)


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