Isolated flavour molecules, extracted from local botanicals.
We have looked at the cannabis industry, worked with the patients and spent many years listening to their needs. Understanding that cannabis is so much more than THC and CBD. Understanding the power of terpenes and the hundreds of years they have been used to help with everything from pain, anxiety, depression, and even creativity. With this knowledge we have developed Botanacine, as means of preventative care by harnessing the power of botanicals to promote holistic health and wellness.
Also found in: Pine Needles, Rosemary, Basil, Parsley, Dill
Feelings of alertness and focus are common in strains containing high levels of pinene. Short term memory retention may also be improved, and creative inspiration can be stimulated through pinene’s cerebral properties. Pinene is also known to counteract some of the adverse effects of THC, such as paranoia. Note that this terpene is present in indica, sativa and hybrid strains alike.
SPICY – WOODY – CLOVES
Also found in: Black Pepper, Oregano, Cloves, Cinnamon
Caryophyllene can play an important role in reducing pain, preventing seizures, and even decreasing plaque buildup in the arteries.
There are numerous inflammatory diseases that affect the digestive tract when given treatment with caryophyllene it showed to have helped by decreasing inflammation in the colon.
SWEET – EARTHY – PINEY
Also found in: Rosemary, Basil, Bell Pepper, Cedar, Turpentine
The effects are deeply introspective and motivational and can be great for fighting fatigue as well as chronic pain, stress and even appetite loss. Three carene may be an effective contributor towards combating fibromyalgia, arthritis, and osteoporosis, in addition to possibly promoting memory retention and mental sharpness.
Three carene may hold promise battling acute inflammation and has shown properties that promote bone health.
CLOVES – EARTHY – HERBAL
Also found in: Mango, Lemongrass, Thyme, Hops
It is known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and pain-relieving (analgesic) properties. Myrcene has a sedative, calming and relaxing effect. It is known to increase the psychoactive effects of THC. The pioneering Russo Study concluded multiple beneficial interactions between myrcene and several major cannabinoids, including THC and CBD.
- CBD + Myrcene: Decreases inflammation, fights cancer, reduces pain.
- CBG + Myrcene: Anti-cancer.
- THC + Myrcene: Analgesic (reduces pain) and muscle relaxant; enhanced sedative and tranquilization benefits.
Also found in: Lavender
Also known to carry anti-anxiety, alangesic and anti-inflammatory properties, linalool can also aid with insomnia due to its sedative nature. Linalool has a calming effect on the body and mind, acting as a potent muscle relaxer and possible anti-depressant and anti-psychotic. Linalool vapors have been shown to reduce levels of anxiety and depression-like behaviors.
Perhaps the most exciting therapeutic use for linalool is its emerging potential as a novel Alzheimer’s disease treatment. Linalool reversed many of the behavioral and cognitive impairments associated with the disease. Further, it reduced the number of brain plaques and cellular tangles that contribute to brain degeneration.
PINE – FLORAL – HERBAL
Also found in: Lilacs, Pine Trees, Lime Blossoms, Eucalyptus Sap
Terpineol is one of the contributors to the feeling of sedation when consuming cannabis. For patients with severe dysfuctional pain and inflammation, terpineol can provide therapeutic effects to reduce the severity and consistency of flare-ups.
Terpineol was found to inhibit tumor cell growth, especially in small cell lung carcinoma cells. Studies show this terpene is able to help manage pain and inflammation, reduce the frequency and intensity of seizures, act as a gastroprotective, and kill bacteria.
EUCALYPTUS – MINTY – EARTHY
Also found in: Eucalyptus Trees, Mint, Sage, Tea Tree
Researchers have known for nearly 20 years that eucalyptol has the potential to fight pain by acting as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Since then, studies have suggested the terpene’s effectiveness in combating sinus and colon inflammation. In a roughly similar fashion as tea tree oil – eucalyptol exhibits powerful anti-bacterial effects, having shown itself effective against E. coli, Enterobacter, and Staphylococcus.
Perhaps the most profound aspect is the molecule’s anti-cancer action. A 2002 study published within Oncology Reports details an investigation in which it was administered to human leukemia cell lines. The researchers found that eucalyptol suppressed the growth of the leukemia cell lines due to inducing apoptosis.
LEMONS – CITRUS
Also found in: Citrus peels, Mint, Rosemary, Juniper
Limonene has a strong citrus smell, and is known for its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Research suggests that limonene also works as a anti-carcinogenic and that it may help preventing the growth of tumors.
This terpene can effortlessly enter the blood-brain barrier. It is understood to help increase mental focus and attention, as well as benefiting our general well being. There is anecdotal evidence that it is beneficial for sexual health. Some products on the market today use limonene to treat depression and anxiety. It is a natural insect repellent, one of the aromatic terpenes plants use as a natural defense from insects and other predators.