OCIMENEAn energetic terpene
Terpenes are aromatic hydrocarbons that lend fragrance and medicinal effects to hundreds of plants, including cannabis. While choosing cannabis for your medicinal needs, pay attention to terpene analysis reports as well as the smell of the cannabis itself to help achieve the most effective results. Cannabis is known to produce more than 200 different terpenes, below is a sampling of those that show up regularly in cannabis.
AROMA: Herbal, woodsy
USE FOR: As an antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and decongestant
Ocimene is a component of basil, and like many other terpenes it is a powerful anti-microbial and anti-fungal. Ocimene acts as a decongestant. When inhaled, it can help to expel excess mucous and phlegm, and promote better breathing. This can cause powerful coughing fits. Patients who do not want to cough should stay away from strain high in ocimene.