Ocimene is a monoterpene with a fruity, floral, some say wet cloth smell. Ocimene has exhibited anti-inflammatory effects in white blood cell through a variety of pathways. Antifungal effects are also seen with the human-specific Candida species.
Aroma: Citrus, Green, Tropical, Woody
What are terps and why do they make a difference?
By now we know that the diverse palate of cannabis flavors is impressive enough, and the names are really cool, but arguably the most fascinating characteristic of terpenes is their ability to interact with other compounds in the plant, like cannabinoids, and for our purpose here we are talking CBD!
Some terpenes also bind to these receptor sites and affect their chemical
output. Others can modify how much of each compound CBD and THC
pass through the blood-brain barrier. Their hand of influence is called the “entourage effect” and even reaches neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin by altering their rate of production and destruction, their movement, and the availability of receptors.