Isn’t nature wonderful? Every single plant, flower, and fruit you can find has its very own taste and aroma. This happens thanks to terpenes, aromatic compounds that give plants, including cannabis, their unique flavor profile. Valence is one of those heavenly compounds we call terpenes in cannabis. In some particular cases, like hemp strains, these substances can provide therapeutic effects. That is why it is so important to get to know the terpene profile of your favorite strains; you will get to know if they can treat a specific condition depending on the terpene levels it has. The benefits of marijuana are not only related to cannabinoids as the general public used to think; now, researchers claim there are over four hundred chemical compounds that interact with each other to create an overall different, or more significant, outcome. There are over 100 terpenes in cannabis. Some you will love, and others not so much, but they are indeed essential in the experience of cannabis. Combined with the effects of hemp and your biology, terpenes take part in a potent interaction from the sum of it all.
Valencene Terpene ProfileValencia oranges are the perfect example of Valencene, but you can think of grapefruits, nectarines, mangoes, and tangerines to have a broader idea. In hemp strains, it is proper of a citrusy scent. Another terpene that usually comes to mind is with citrus-like aromas is Limonene, but they have subtle differences. To better describe Valencene, users claim it has a scent reminiscent of fresh herbs or freshly cut wood, reminding you of a walk in the forest or a fresh morning in the countryside that starts with a strong, pure, and smelly orange juice. Valencene is also a precursor to the terpenoid Nootkatone, which is the main contributor to the aroma of grapefruit, so it is present in many hemp strains that enjoy sweet citrus and fruity terpenes.
Valencene BenefitsThe robust list of Valence’s benefits includes anti-inflammatory properties, which is a common characteristic in most terpenes, and anti-allergic effects. In addition, it also acts as a bronchodilator. Moreover, Valencene potentially improves atopic dermatitis and itching behavior and helps fight damage made to the skin due to sun exposure. Besides, researches show Valence may boost the efficacy of a doxorubicin chemotherapy drug. Another exciting characteristic of Valencene is its ability to repel insects, such as mosquitoes and ticks. Because of its rich citrus aromas, you can also find Valencene in cosmetics, cleaning products, and pest control elements,
Valencene EffectsAside from the fantastic citrus smell that fills the room and sets the mood for a great smoke session, strains high in Valencene tend to produce energizing and uplifting effects, making them great to use with your friends and see how talkative you get. These strains are high in THC, meaning they have strong psychoactive effects, so try to avoid them if you have a low THC tolerance.
Valencene StrainsTheoretically, any orange strain is likely to have some Valencene. Here are some of the most popular:
- Race Fuel
- Alpha Blue (Dream Diesel, DD)
- Dark Blue Dream
- Lucky Charms
- Agent Orange
- Alien Dawg
- Green Ribbon
- Black Jack