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Terpene Tuesday: Alpha/Beta Pinene

Terpene Tuesday: Alpha/Beta Pinene

Posted by Dionne Heyliger, BSN, RN on 29th Jun 2021

TERPENE: Alpha-pinene and Beta-pinene (al-fa pine-een, bay-tah pine-een)

FOUND IN: Pine trees,rosemary, parsley, dill, basil, frankincense, cypress, juniper berry, helichrysum, and some varieties of citrus.

  • Most common terpene in the natural world.
  • Alpha-pinene is slightly water-soluble. Beta-pinene is not.

AROMA/FLAVOR: woody, green, piney


  • Tingly, uplifting, soothing


  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Bronchodilator (opens airways)
  • Antibiotic
  • Antiviral
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Pain relief
  • May help combat short-term memory impairment associated with THC
  • Stops tumor growth and supplements chemotherapy treatments

Supportive for:

  • Arthritis, Crohn’s, cancer, and Multiple Sclerosis.


  • Amnesia Haze (sativa - uplifting, energetic)
  • Jack Herer (sativa-dominant - boosts focus, mood, and appetite)
  • Blue Dream (sativa-dominant hybrid - light euphoria, creative energy, relaxing)
  • OG Kush (hybrid - mood-enhancing, reduce stress)
  • Kosher Tangie (indica-dominant hybrid - calming, mood-elevating)
  • Remedy (high cbd - treats seizures, pain, autism, inflammation, and anxiety)
  • Cotton Candy Kush (hybrid - euphoric, relaxing)
  • God’s Gift (indica - dreamy, blissful)
  • Big Smooth (indica-dominant hybrid - mood elevation, pain relief)


Photo by Matt Hoffman on Unsplash

All about terpenes.

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