Pinene acts on multiple neurologic pathways, including GABAergic, cholinergic, dopaminergic, serotoninergic, adrenergic, noradrenergic neurotransmitter systems. It acts in multiple regions of the brain including the hippocampus, frontal cortex, striatum, and midbrain.
Aroma: Pine and Fir
Fun Facts: Do you get high and forget the little things? The terpene known as Pinene is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor that may reduce short-term memory impairment from THC.
Sources: cannabis, conifers, and non-coniferous plants. Balsamic resin, pine woods, and some citrus fruits.
The most significant effect lies in the terpene pinene’s ability to reduce the size of cancerous tumors. It can overcome the blood-brain barrier of cells.
- Memory loss