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α-Pinene


alfa-pinene
  • Flavors:
  • Also found in: Pine needles, conifers, sage

  • Class: Monoterpene
  • Formula: C10H16
  • Molecular Weight.: 136.23404 g / mol
  • Boiling Point: 156º
  • CAS: 80-56-8
Description

It is a bicyclic monoterpene, isomer of pinene. It is one of the most widely distributed terpenes in nature, a component of the essence of the resin of pine and fir trees, but also present in rosemary, coriander and cannabis among many others. It has a sweet and intense aroma of pine accompanied by a strong flavor of pine or cedar wood.

In relation to the use of marijuana, this terpene can help counteract the effects of short-term memory loss caused by THC as it acts as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, that is, it delays the degradation of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for neuronal and neuromuscular communication. It is known to enter into synergy with CBD and THC, with anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator effects respectively. In addition, the effect of acetylcholinesterase inhibition and memory aid is enhanced when it interacts with CBD and possibly with THC. On the other hand it should be noted that it has a broad pharmacological profile by itself and various therapeutic applications.