Another in our cannabis terpenes series is Delta 3 Carene. Unlike THC and CBD, which are cannabinoids that occur in large amounts in the cannabis plant – up to 30% THC in some cases – terpenes are not found in as high quantities. In fact, most cannabis plants have less than 2% terpene content. That makes the influence of terpenes all the more impressive when you consider how much it affects aromas of particular strains, as well as the medical benefits.
Lesson in Delta 3 Carene
Delta 3 Carene is not exclusive to cannabis. In fact, this terpene can be found in basil, bell peppers, cedar and pine trees and even rosemary. This terpene has a cedaresq aroma, but actually has a taste that resembles lemon.
Benefits of Delta 3 Carene
Often referred to as the bone-repairing terpene, Delta 3 Carene has some very potent medical qualities. This is largely due to the potent anti-inflammatory properties exhibited by this terpene.
Anecdotal evidence and research shows us that Delta 3 Carene can actually boost bone healing for a quicker recovery. This is largely beneficial for individuals suffering from arthritis, bursitis, fibromyalgia and researchers are hopeful it can benefit individuals battling osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. This can also prove beneficial from anyone recovering from malnutrition.
While extremely impressive, bone healing is not the only benefit presented by Delta 3 Carene. This powerful terpene is also able to:
- Relieve acute inflammation, such as with arthritis or fibromyalgia
- Increase bone growth and bone repair, especially in cases of malnutrition or injury
- Stimulate memory to help improve retention – good news for Alzheimer’s patients!
Strains High In Delta 3 Carene
Arjan’s Ultra Haze
A Sativa-dominant strain that has won top 3 in the High Times Cannabis Cup on four separate occasions for best Sativa. The effects of this strain are deeply introspective and motivational and can be great for fighting fatigue as well as chronic pain, stress and even appetite loss.
Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze is another award-winning Sativa-dominant strain. This is a Washington original that won in the Medical Sativa category at the 2014 Seattle Cannabis Cup. This strain is a combination of Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Hazy and produces a peppy cerebral high with increased energy and creativity.
This strain boasts a decidedly skunky aroma (hence the name) and moderate THC levels. As an Indica-dominant strain, Skunk #1 is best for evening use. It generates an energetic cerebral high with deep body relaxation.
Super Silver Haze
Super Silver Haze is a Sativa-dominant strain with a smooth and sweet taste that resembles peaches. This strain produces potent effects with a body-oriented buzz that promotes rest and relaxation.
If you are looking for a memory boost, or have an injury you want to heal quickly, Delta 3 Carene is definitely a terpene to try!