Despite sounding like an incompressible scientific term, farnesene can be a much more common chemical compound than we might initially think. How much? It depends on how much you eat green apples or pears or how much you use turmeric in your foods. If you have been in contact with one of these things, then you've definitely had felt the farnesene smell before. Farnasene may not be the most common terpene found among the profile of cannabis strains but is present in a good number of them. Along with other terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids, it brings an incredible synergistic effect that makes all beneficial properties of the compounds in the cannabis strain more potent. But, what is precisely farnesene? The term actually refers to a group of six closely related sesquiterpenes and its group of isomers and stereoisomers. You can find farnesene occurring naturally among various plants like sandalwood, patchouli, ginger, turmeric, potatoes, gardenias, ylang-ylang, and cannabis. For those interested in the medicinal side of cannabis and in all the qualities and therapeutic applications that this ancient plant can provide, we have compiled some interesting information about farnesene and what properties it can bring to your cannabis strain.
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- Farnesene is popularly known as the compound responsible for generating the characteristic smell of green apple skin.
- the term farnesene refers to a family of six sesquiterpenes and isomers
- The main isomers of farnesene are α-Farnesene and β-farnesene