Secondary Cannabis Terpenes: What is Sabinene?
Sabinene is a terpene found in cannabis and a number of other plants, including Norway spruce, Holm oak trees, black pepper, cardamom, and carrot seeds. Moreover, sabinene is present in small amounts in some cannabis strains. In addition, it has shown promising anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects in animals. Furthermore, it’s also a component in many spices, including nutmeg, basil, marjoram, cloves, and cardamom. As a monoterpene, it is utilized in aromatherapy but is also employed in food and fragrance production as a flavoring agent.
Sabinene: Medical Properties
Sabinene is an antioxidant that can prevent oxidation. According to a 2015 study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, sabinene has potential antioxidant properties. The results were promising. Based on the good results, the researchers came to the conclusion that the natural molecule may potentially be used in place of synthetic preservatives.
Moreover, It would be beneficial to conduct further research on its potential in maintaining the youthfulness and elasticity of the skin.
As many other terpenes, it has potential antibacterial properties. For example, it has shown promising antibacterial properties against streptococcus pneumoniae. Moreover, it might also have potential antibacterial properties against staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that can cause dangerous infections such as meningitis.
Furthermore, sabinene terpenes were discovered to be capable of reducing the force of skeletal muscle atrophy in rats by modulating the activation mechanism responsible for the damage that results in decreased muscle fiber size.
As mentioned in the introduction, it’s found in low concentrations in cannabis. In other words, it’s not as common as other terpenes considered “primary terpenes” such as limonene, pinene, myrcene or caryophyllene.
Cannabis Strains with Sabinene
It is not frequently found in cannabis but may be identified in trace amounts in strains with high levels of Pinene, Myrcene, and Ocimene terpenes. Sabinene is frequently found in the same strains as these terpenes and has flavors and effects that are similar to those of Myrcene and Pinene. In addition, it has been shown to improve the smell and taste of cannabis and to increase the strength of THC/CBD or other cannabinoid effects, a phenomenon known as the Entourage Effect.
The following cannabis strains have sabinene as a secondary terpene:
This Sativa strain is quite high in THC with 16% of this psychoactive cannabinoid. Chocolate Thai is an energizing cannabis strain rich in myrcene, caryophyllene and pinene. In addition to myrcene and pinene, Chocolate Thai has sabinene as a secondary terpene.
Lost Coast Hash Plant
This potent strain has THC levels that reach up to 23% of THC. Lost Coast Hash Plant is a cross between Lost Coast OG, Hash Plant and G13. This strain contains sabinene as a minor terpene.
A highly energizing cannabis strain, Toxic Punch is high in THC (20%) and a hybrid strain obtained by crossing Blueberry, White widow, and Casey Jones. Moreover, Toxic Punch has sabinene among its minor terpenes.
Red Velvet Pie
Another potent and psychoactive strain (21% of THC and 1% of CBD), Red Velvet Pie is an energizing cannabis strain rich in myrcene and with sabinene as a secondary terpene.
Big Buddha Kush
This strain is also high in THC (20-22%). Big Buddha Kush is a calming strain rich in caryophyllene, myrcene and limonene. In addition, it contains sabinene in low concentrations.
It is rich in terpene such as myrcene, caryophyllene and pinene. Strawberry Cough is an energizing cannabis strain that also contains sabinene as a secondary terpene.
Another strain with high levels of THC (17%), Green Crack is known as a strain rich in ocimene. In addition, caryophyllene and pinene found in high concentrations. If you want a cannabis strain with this terpene, then Green Crack is a good choice for you.
A Sativa dominant strain, Rio Bravo is high in THC, reaching THC levels that go up to 20% of THC. Moreover, Rio Bravo is rich in pinene, myrcene and caryophyllene with sabinene as a secondary terpene.