Terpene Glossary

Chemical Properties

Flash Point: 138.2°F/59°C
Boiling Point: 356°F/180°C
Color: Colorless
Odor: Herbaceous and citrusy
Cas#: 99 – 85 – 4
Molecular Formula: C10H16

Therapeutic Benefits

Antibacterial: Slows bacterial growth
Anti-fungal: Inhibits the growth of fungus
Anti-insomnia: Aids with sleep
Anti-proliferative: Inhibits cancer cell growth
Antioxidant: Prevents oxidation damage to other molecules in the body

About Gamma-Terpinene

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Gamma-terpinene molecule

Gamma-terpinene is a monoterpene that falls into the category of terpinene, a group of isomeric hydrocarbons.

Gamma-terpinene has been isolated from a variety of plant sources including citrus fruits, coriander, cumin, celery, grapes, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and pepper. Due to its strong lemon odor, gamma-terpinene is widely used in food, flavors, soaps, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, confectionery, and perfume industries.

Gamma-terpinene has strong antioxidant1 activity and has been studied for its anti-inflammatory2 benefits.

Ultra Sour is a popular cannabis strain containing gamma-terpinene.

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