By: Richie Oliver
February’s terpene of the month is Camphene. As February is American Heart Month, we chose Camphene because it has recently been studied for its heart-healthy properties. In a 2011 study, Camphene was found to have a connection in reducing triglyceride and cholesterol levels, suggesting that it may play a part in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Commonly found in sage, dill, and nutmeg, Camphene emits the aroma of fir needles and damp woodlands, almost like a musky earth smell. Commercially, Camphene is used as a food additive for its minty, peppery taste and is also used in topical creams and perfumes for its fragrance.
Camphene is also present in different cannabis strains, including Wedding Cake. Check out our medical and recreational menus to learn more about Wedding Cake flower cultivated at our greenhouse in Freetown, MA.
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Vallianou, I., Peroulis, N., Pantazis, P., & Hadzopoulou-Cladaras, M. (2011). Camphene, a Plant-Derived Monoterpene, Reduces Plasma Cholesterol and Triglycerides in Hyperlipidemic Rats Independently of HMG-CoA Reductase Activity. PLoS ONE, 6(11). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020516