Carene is a type of terpene found in cannabis that contains an aroma that is sweet, earthy, and a little on the piney side. Carene can be found in other things like rosemary, bell peppers, cedar, basil, and turpentine. It has a wide number of different uses ranging from many in the cosmetic industry, perfumes, and it is well-known to be a natural antihistamine. When cannabis is used, many users will experience symptoms such as dry, red eyes, and dry mouth.
Carene is said to possibly be responsible for these side effects. It typically tastes like lemon and has several medical benefits such as pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis. It can also help people retain memories better and keep your mind feeling quick, which is a welcome benefit for people that suffer from Alzheimer’s. There was a study conducted in 1989 that revealed that carene may prove to help assist people that have inflammation. In a 2006 study, it showed that carene in conjunction with pinene can act as an anti-fungal.
During the selection of terpenes, carene is largely focused on by a lot of people that want its various beneficial effects. It is sometimes referred to as a bone-repairing terpene due to its reported ability to help speed up bone healing. Anyone suffering from malnutrition may have issues in their bones, and carene can be seen as beneficial for that. In addition, it can increase bone growth, so people that have been injured can benefit from it as well. Some notable strains that are considered to be high in carene are Arjan’s Ultra Haze, Super Lemon Haze, Skunk #1, and Super Silver Haze. These strains are preferable for people that need a memory aid or need faster healing from a broken bone or other injuries.