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Giving off a rich, zingy fragrance, alpha-terpinene, also known as a-terpinene, is widely recognized for its warm scent and spicy taste. It’s naturally derived from cannabis and other plant sources, including cardamom, marjoram, and juniper and eucalyptus oils. It’s possible to experience alpha-terpinene through cardamom and marjoram spices, as Indian and Mediterranean cultures often incorporate both into dishes for added spice. While commonly used as an aroma agent in food, candles, and perfume, the use of alpha-terpinene within cannabis yields many antiseptic and antifungal properties similar to that of its popular constituent, tea tree oil.

  • Cancer Fighting: As a component of tea tree oil, alpha-terpinene has a powerful antioxidant potency, which research has found to have a strong correlation to anticancer benefits.
  • Antifungal & Antimicrobial: Like other terpenes, the antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of alpha-terpinene aid in fighting off bacteria and boosting the immune system as a whole.
  • Therapeutic Properties: Being that alpha-terpinene is closely related to tea tree oil, it yields many of its same benefits, such as an antiseptic healer and antibacterial remedy.

If you’re seeking a strain with antifungal properties and the same benefits tea tree oil may offer, visit Verdes to discover the alpha-terpinene strains we have to offer! Currently, the two medical cannabis strains with the highest concentrations of alpha-terpinene are Sentinel and Warwick #1. However, different strains are often combined to create newer, high-potency strains.

Our budtenders are happy to guide you in learning about alpha-terpinene, its benefits, and which strains are best for you—visit us today!

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