Cannabis contains more than 200 terpenes of which 10 are considered primary and 20 secondary terpenes. The most common terpenes are myrcene, caryophyllene, pinene, limonene, humulene and terpinolene.
Another terpene found in high concentrations is ocimene. Ocimene is one of the most common terpenes found in nature. This terpene is commonly found in flowers such as orchids and in parsley and mint.
This terpene has antifungal and antibacterial properties. In addition, ocimene has been researched for its potential antiviral properties. Furthermore, according to Advances in Pharmacology, 2017 “there is an association of β-ocimene in essential oils with anticonvulsant activity, antifungal activity, antitumor activity, and pest resistance”.
Ocimene is not found in high concentrations like other terpenes such as myrcene or caryophyllene. However, there are some cannabis strains known for their high ocimene content.
The following cannabis strains are known to contain ocimene as one of their main terpenes:
This cannabis strain is also known as Jack 1 or J-1. It’s a THC rich strain with 18% of THC. Jack 1 is a hybrid strain and a cross between Jack Herer and Skunk #1. In addition, Jack 1 is an excellent strain if you are looking for energizing effects. Its terpene profile is quite unique with caryophyllene, terpinolene and ocimene as its main terpenes.
A sativa dominant strain, Clementine is a very energizing cannabis strain with a moderate high level of THC (16%). It’s a cross between Tangie with Lemon Skunk. Moreover, Clementine has an interesting terpene profile with terpinolene as the dominant terpene and moderate levels of ocimene and caryophyllene. Clementine is excellent to increase focus which makes it an ideal strain for people with ADD or ADHD.
8. Golden Goat
Another Sativa dominant strain. Golden Goat is a cross between Hawaiian-Romulan and an Island Sweet Skunk. Golden Goat has a very unique terpene profile. Its dominant terpene is myrcene, but it also has linalool, caryophyllene and ocimene. It’s high in THC (18%) with 1% of CBG. It’s a cannabis strain recommended to users looking for a strain that increase creativity and euphoria.
7. Space Queen
It’s a cross cross of Romulan and Cinderella 99 Space Queen is a hybrid cannabis strain with moderate THC levels (14%) and 1% of CBG. Space Queen is also an energizing cannabis strain with myrcene as its dominant terpene. Space Queen has also moderate concentrations of ocimene, pinene and caryophyllene.
6. Sour Diesel
Another hybrid strain and a cross between Chemdawg and Super Skunk. Sour Diesel is high in THC with levels that goes from 17 to 26% of THC with approximately 2% of CBD. This strain is also known as Sour D and its dominant terpene is caryophyllene with limonene, myrcene and ocimene as secondary terpenes. Sour Diesel is used to treat depression, pain, and anxiety. Sour Diesel is one of the most famous cannabis strains.
5. Dream Queen
This hybrid cannabis strain is a cross of Blue Dream with Space Queen. It’s moderate high in THC (16%) WITH 1% of CBG. Dream Queen is also an energizing cannabis strain with myrcene as its dominant terpene. In addition, Dream Queen has ocimene and caryophyllene as secondary terpenes.
4. Dutch Treat
A potent cannabis strain and high in THC (19%) and 1% of CBG, Dutch Treat is an energizing strain made by crossing two famous cannabis strains, Northern Lights and Haze. Its dominant terpene is terpinolene with ocimene and myrcene as secondary terpenes. Dutch Treat is recommended to treat pain and fatigue.
3. Green Crack
This Sativa strain is a cross between an unknown strains and Skunk#1. Green Crack is a very energizing cannabis strain high in THC (17%) with 1% of CBG.
Green Crack has myrcene as its main terpene with pinene, caryophyllene and ocimene as secondary terpenes.
2. Golden Pineapple
This hybrid strain is obtained by crossing Golden Goat and Pineapple Kush. Golden Pineapple is high in THC (18%) with 1% of CBG. This energizing strain has terpinolene as its main terpene with myrcene, caryophyllene and ocimene as secondary terpenes.
1. Strawberry Cough
A Sativa cannabis strain high in THC (18%) with 1% of CBG. Strawberry Cough is another energizing cannabis strain with myrcene as primary terpene with caryophyllene, pinene and ocimene as secondary terpenes.