Fenchol is a secondary terpene found in cannabis, basil, and aster flowers with a piney-like flavor. Its refreshing and effects are not a popular subject of study, but they still amaze us.
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Fenchol is a monoterpene, meaning it is the most minor and least complex type of terpene molecule. Along with olivetolic acid, they form CBGA, the starting point of cannabinoids CBD, CBG, CBC, and THC.
What does Fenchol do?
As a secondary terpene, Fenchol is not found in as many varieties of cannabis as are primary terpenes like myrcene and pinene. Fenchol’s effects as an element of cannabis are not well-understood. That is why we need more research to discover more of its broad properties and how its effects can contribute to medicine and industries.
Fenchol is a monoterpene rich in antioxidants that are suspect of aiding in fending off cancer, as well as busting the immune system to keep you feeling healthy and fight illnesses like common colds. Having an immune system at its peak performance will protect you from viruses and bacteria. The possibilities of getting sick are meager.
Because Fenchol is not found in high percentages in cannabis, it will not act as a sedative in your system nor make you sleepy compared to the effects of other terpenes. It will have the effect of waking you up, but it does not act as a stimulant.
Terpenes help give cannabis and other plants aromas, and Fenchol is known to have a refreshing, uplifting smell of lemon, pine, and camphor. Thanks to its pleasant scent, it is commonly used in perfumes and detergents.
Fenchol has been found to have numerous medicinal properties, most notably antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antioxidant effects. This terpene has shown efficacy in several therapeutic areas and shows potential even as an antioxidant agent.
The broad antibacterial potential Fenchol possesses makes it ideal for fighting 63 diverse bacteria strains, almost the same efficacy as penicillin which has been proved through several studies.
Antimicrobial and Antioxidant
In 2013, a study was performed to test the potency of essential oil derived from the winged prickly ash plant leaves. Although the oil was primarily composed of Linalool, it contained a high amount of Fenchol. The results demonstrated that the essential oil had both antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, which could become a resource to food and pesticide industries.
Fenchol inhibits a critical protein in the body’s pain signaling system, offering a promising part of this and other monoterpenes in pain relief.
Fenchol scent is considered refreshing and earthy. It exhibits the aromas of lemon, pine, and camphor. It is captivating and very aromatic, making it an ideal pick for perfumes and scented products such as liquid and powder detergents and fabric softeners.
You may have experienced fenchol any time you have sprinkled dry basil into a pot of tomato sauce or enjoyed a salad containing fresh basil. The aroma of fenchol may have drifted into your senses if you have held a bouquet of aster flowers. Also, you may have encountered fenchol when lathering your hair with an herbal shampoo.
There are few strains in which Fenchol is present at a moderate percentage. Some of them are:
This hybrid strain provides a mellow buzz alongside a relaxed sense of euphoria. The Banana Kush hemp strain is an excellent choice for people who deal with stress or depression. It helps stimulate creativity and remain talkative in social gatherings. Thanks to its terpenes, its aroma is like a bushel of fresh bananas, an absolute delight.
Known as Premium OG Kush, this strain has a unique terpene profile that boasts a complex aroma with fuel, skunk, and spice notes. OG Kush smells like lemon-pine-fuel. Its effect act fast, which makes it a favorite for people who deal with severe pain or who struggle with insomnia.
This Indica-dominant hybrid, most commonly known as Sunset Sherbet, has potent, full-body effects. Its high potency makes it an ideal strain for patients seeking relief from symptoms primarily associated with stress, tension, and mood disorders. This strain features a sweet, dessert-like flavor profile with skunky citrus, sweet berry, and candy notes.
The full potential effects of Fenchol are being researched and studied. Without a doubt, the power of terpenes is just starting to be understood. Being aware of how terpenes work individually and in synergy with other terpenes and cannabinoids holds great promise in maximizing overall health and well-being.
As the stigma against medical cannabis continues to fade, the medical industry continually searches for new antimicrobials because of the resistance to treatment that fungi, parasites, bacteria, and viruses develop over time. Using the synergies between essential oils and antibiotics may provide a viable solution to this problem.