Terpene Profile: Pinene

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Pinene is one of the more common terpenes found in nature, and it is often used as a building block for other terpenes and even for cannabinoids. Alone, it is said to provide increased energy and alertness, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects, and aid in mental focus, memory retention. Pinene serves as a bronchodilator and expectorant, making it a viable option for treating asthma and bronchitis. Additionally, pinene may have anti-cancer properties. In an issue of Journal of Pharmacological Science from 2015, a report from researchers at Guangdong Pharmaceutical University in China found pinene's anti-cancer activity significantly inhibited liver cancer cell growth.

This information has been provided by Civilized and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.